1st XV Match Report V London Scottish (a) Sun 18/03/2012 

Match Details

 

Venue

Athletic Ground

Attendance

815

Weather

Dry

Kick Off

15:00

 

Match Team List

 

London Scottish

23 - 20

Moseley

 

Stuart Peel

15

Anthony Carter

 
 

Agustin Gosio

14

Oliver Thomas

C C P P

 

Ryan Westren

13

Greg King

 
 

Charles Hayter

12

Andy Reay

 

T T

Gerard Mullen

11

Bradley Hunt

T

P P C C

Daniel Mugford

10

Bradley Davies

 
 

Simon Amor

9

Samuel Brown

 
 

Alexander Clarke

1

Marshall Gadd

 
 

Adam Kwasnicki

2

Adam Caves

 
 

Aaron Liffchak

3

Colin Quigley

 
 

Alexander Karonias

4

Paul Spivey

 
 

Joshua Brown

5

David Lyons

 
 

Adam Kleeberger

6

Neil Mason

T

 

James Kellard

7

Michael Ellery

 
 

Mark Bright

8

Chevvy Pennycook

 

Replacements

 

Matthew Johnson

16

Anthony O'Donnell

 
 

Thomas Standfield

17

Charley Thomas

 
 

Alexander Mackenzie

18

Daniel Sanderson

 
 

Benjamin Thomas

19

Ben Pons

 
 

Matthew Heeks

20

Ryan De La Harpe

 

DG

James Brown

21

William Robinson

 
 

Oliver Grove

22

Glyn Hughes

 

 

Match Officials

 

Referee

Paul Knowles

   

Home Official

Doug Cowie

Away Official

Chris Robins

Touch Judge 1

Shane Lewis

Touch Judge 2

Roger Baileff

 

Match Statistics

 

 

Min

Score

 

Try Gerard Mullen

05

5 - 0

 

Con Daniel Mugford

05

7 - 0

 
 

09

7 - 3

Pen Oliver Thomas

Rep Matthew Heeks For Simon Amor (Injury)

12

7 - 3

 

Pen Daniel Mugford

21

10 - 3

 

Try Gerard Mullen

24

15 - 3

 

Con Daniel Mugford

24

17 - 3

 
 

33

17 - 6

Pen Oliver Thomas

Pen Daniel Mugford

47

20 - 6

 
 

48

20 - 11

Try Bradley Hunt

 

48

20 - 13

Con Oliver Thomas

Rep Matthew Johnson For Alexander Clarke (Injury)

60

20 - 13

 

Rep Thomas Standfield For Adam Kwasnicki (Tactical)

65

20 - 13

 

Miss Pen Daniel Mugford

69

20 - 13

 
 

69

20 - 13

Rep Glyn Hughes For Bradley Davies (Tactical)

Rep James Brown For Daniel Mugford (Tactical)

69

20 - 13

 
 

75

20 - 13

Rep Daniel Sanderson For Paul Spivey (Tactical)

 

75

20 - 13

Rep William Robinson For Anthony Carter (Tactical)

 

75

20 - 13

Rep Ben Pons For Chevvy Pennycook (Injury)

DG James Brown

80

23 - 13

 

Rep Benjamin Thomas For Alexander Karonias (Tactical)

83

23 - 13

 
 

88

23 - 18

Try Neil Mason

 

88

23 - 20

Con Oliver Thomas

 

 

Match Report

By Brian Dick – Birmingham Post

 

If Moseley are to secure their Championship status, and even after a first defeat of the play-off campaign there is no reason to think otherwise, they will look back on the work they have done in the 80th minute and recognise its importance.

 

Just as they robbed Plymouth of a loss bonus with a last gasp Ollie Thomas penalty in their first game, here they nicked one of their own as Neil Mason finished off a last play attack with his fifth try of the season. A score that was as clinical as it was patient.

 

They will, perhaps, rue the point that got away as Thomas was well short with a kick that would have given them the draw they feel they deserved, which came after the rare occurrence of scoring a try, kicking a conversion and then restarting the game with a penalty following foul play in the Scottish 22.

 

But at 20-6 down with half an hour left anything would have been better than nothing and while their rivals might have expected them to slip up in Richmond, they resolutely refused to do so significantly and Moseley also leave with the knowledge that they have an answer to the power with which London Scottish had mowed them down twice in the regular season.

 

This time they were not intimidated and by and large their set-piece stood up well, although Marshall Gadd has probably had more comfortable afternoons.

 

They will be optimistic if not over-confident about beating the Exiles at the fourth time of asking when the sides meet at Billesley Common in the penultimate fixture.

 

Especially if they look back at the points that got away in this match, particularly in the first half which was characterised by Moseley dictating for long periods without showing sufficient composure in the hosts 22.

 

They also lacked accuracy in defence during the opening 40 and mercurial home wing Gerard Mullen twice found space to score in the left corner.

 

With Mugford kicking his goals and Scottish looking dangerous in broken play it appeared as though it would be another unhappy day at the Athletic Ground. Even more so when Mugford extended the lead to 14 in the 47th minute.

 

But when Brad Hunt intercepted Mark Bright’s pass and scampered 30m to cut the deficit to seven Moseley had something to defend. Which is what they tried to do.

 

Inevitably that was to lead to trouble and in the closing stages their discipline let them down as Chevvy Pennycook, Dan Sanderson and the otherwise exemplary David Lyons all conceded penalties in their own half.

 

Mugford missed one shot at the sticks and Scottish messed up a couple of catch and drive opportunities only for James Brown to clip an adroit drop goal to make it 23-13.

 

And just when it looked as though his side's physical and emotional investment would go unrewarded Mason bashed his way through to secure the point that keeps them one ahead of Plymouth and five clear of Esher.