1st XV Match Report V Cornish Pirates (Away) Sat 25/02/2012 

 

Venue

Recreation Ground

Attendance

1,844

Weather

Dry

Kick Off

14:00

 

Match Team List

 

Cornish Pirates

32 - 17

Moseley

C C P C P

Rob Cook

15

Oliver Thomas

T C P C

T

Darren Daniel

14

Anthony Carter

T

 

David Doherty

13

Greg King

 

T

Thomas Cooper

12

Andy Reay

 

T

Matt Evans

11

William Robinson

 
 

Aaron Penberthy

10

Bradley Davies

 
 

Gavin Cattle

9

Samuel Brown

 
 

Carl Rimmer

1

Marshall Gadd

 
 

David Ward

2

Adam Caves

 
 

Lloyd Fairbrother

3

Craig Voisey

 
 

Mike Myerscough

4

Paul Spivey

 
 

Ian Nimmo

5

Daniel Sanderson

 
 

David Ewers

6

James Tyas

 
 

Christopher Morgan

7

Michael Ellery

 
 

Benjamin Maidment

8

Chevvy Pennycook

 

Replacements

 

Ryan Storer

16

Colin Quigley

 
 

Thomas Cowan-Dickie

17

David Lyons

 
 

Rudolf Brits

18

Anthony O'Donnell

 
 

Matthew Smith

19

Michael Maltman

 
 

Philip Burgess

20

Ben Pons

 

T

Ceiron Thomas

21

Jack Adams

 
 

James Doherty

22

Ryan De La Harpe

 

 

Referee

Ian Tempest

   

 

 

Min

Score

 

Try Darren Daniel

07

5 - 0

 

Miss Con Rob Cook

07

5 - 0

 

Pen Rob Cook

11

8 - 0

 

Try Thomas Cooper

20

13 - 0

 

Con Rob Cook

20

15 - 0

 

Rep Ceiron Thomas For David Doherty (Injury)

29

15 - 0

 
 

30

15 - 5

Try Anthony Carter

 

30

15 - 7

Con Oliver Thomas

Pen Rob Cook

40

18 - 7

 

Rep Rudolf Brits For Lloyd Fairbrother (Injury)

47

18 - 7

 

Rep James Doherty For Gavin Cattle (Tactical)

51

18 - 7

 
 

52

18 - 7

Rep David Lyons For Daniel Sanderson (Tactical)

 

56

18 - 10

Pen Oliver Thomas

Rep Matthew Smith For Ian Nimmo (Tactical)

56

18 - 10

 
 

60

18 - 10

Rep Michael Maltman For James Tyas (Tactical)

 

60

18 - 10

Rep Ryan De La Harpe For Samuel Brown (Tactical)

 

62

18 - 15

Try Oliver Thomas

 

62

18 - 17

Con Oliver Thomas

Rep Ryan Storer For Carl Rimmer (Tactical)

66

18 - 17

 

Rep Thomas Cowan-Dickie For David Ward (Tactical)

66

18 - 17

 

Rep Philip Burgess For Mike Myerscough (Tactical)

71

18 - 17

 

Try Matt Evans

72

23 - 17

 

Con Rob Cook

72

25 - 17

 
 

74

25 - 17

Rep Colin Quigley For Marshall Gadd (Tactical)

Try Ceiron Thomas

77

30 - 17

 

Con Rob Cook

77

32 - 17

 
 

77

32 - 17

Rep Ben Pons For Michael Ellery (Tactical)

 

77

32 - 17

Rep Anthony O'Donnell For Craig Voisey (Tactical)

 

77

32 - 17

Rep Jack Adams For Greg King (Tactical)

 

 

 

 

Match Report

Brian Dick's big match rugby verdict

Birmingham Post

 

For the third week running Moseley impressed against one of the Championship’s big hitters and for the third week running they went unrewarded.

 

Just as Bristol survived a 20-minute onslaught a fortnight ago and Bedford withstood a second-half fightback last weekend, so too Cornish Pirates overcame a late scare to deny Kevin Maggs’ side what could have been a seismic upset.

 

It was the latest piece added to the mountain of evidence that suggests Moseley have perfected the art of taking out of a game less than they put in.

 

And that is a habit they must kick as they go into a relegation play-offs against London Scottish, Plymouth and Esher.

 

To have done so with a victory in Penzance on their record would have been a massive boost and although the scoreline doesn’t say so, they nearly pulled it off.

 

Trailing 18-17 with eight minutes to go they had all the momentum and were deep in Pirates’ territory when they fluffed their lines.

 

Greg King ran out of support – Moseley’s chance was gone.

 

Then the hosts scored – from a forward pass – and then bagged a fourth try as Moseley chased the game.

 

Once again their head coach was left to wonder what might have been.

 

“I have had some lovely compliments from their coaching staff, they thought they were lucky to win that,” a rueful Maggs said.

 

“There were a lot of positives to come from that.

 

“The performance from the lads and the rugby we played – the Pirates admitted we played the best rugby out there.”

 

Maggs was also aggrieved that referee Ian Tempest had not given his side full value as he played the advantage after awarding them an attacking penalty.

 

And he also felt the official was lenient on Tom Cooper who hit King with a high tackle.

 

“It’s frustrating but we can take a lot of confidence from this game,’’ said Maggs.

 

“Defensively we were good, at times we played some fantastic stuff and scored some good tries. So to concede those two late ones in the last six minutes is a bit of a killer.”

 

With a free weekend before the start of the post-season Maggs will attempt to resuscitate his team and convince them that as long as they repeat their last three displays there should be nothing to fear but fear itself.