1st XV Match Report V London Scottish (h) Sat 14/04/2012 

 

Match Details

 

Venue

Billesley

Attendance

1,349

Weather

Dry

Kick Off

15:00

 

Match Team List

 

Moseley

26 - 20

London Scottish

C C C

Oliver Thomas

15

Stuart Peel

 
 

William Robinson

14

Oliver Grove

 
 

Greg King

13

Ryan Westren

 
 

Andy Reay

12

Charles Hayter

T T

 

Bradley Hunt

11

Gerard Mullen

 
 

Bradley Davies

10

Daniel Mugford

P C C P

 

Ryan Glynn

9

Simon Amor

 
 

Marshall Gadd

1

Nicholas Auterac

 

T

Adam Caves

2

Adam Kwasnicki

 
 

Colin Quigley

3

Aaron Liffchak

 

T

David Lyons

4

Stephen Pape

 
 

Daniel Sanderson

5

Alexander Karonias

 
 

Neil Mason

6

James Kellard

 
 

Ben Pons

7

Zane Winslade

 

Y T

Michael Ellery

8

Mark Bright

Y

Replacements

 

Anthony O'Donnell

16

Alexander Clarke

 
 

Lloyd Fairbrother

17

Thomas Standfield

 
 

Richard Stott

18

Alexander Mackenzie

 
 

James Tyas

19

William Lipp

 
 

Michael Maltman

20

Benjamin Lonergan

 
 

Jack Adams

21

Jamie Stevenson

 
 

Samuel Brown

22

Sean Morris

 

 

Match Officials

 

Referee

Darren Gamage

   

Home Official

-

Away Official

-

Touch Judge 1

-

Touch Judge 2

-

 

Match Statistics

 

 

Min

Score

 
 

16

0 - 5

Try Charles Hayter

 

16

0 - 7

Con Daniel Mugford

Yellow Card Michael Ellery

25

0 - 7

 
 

26

0 - 10

Pen Daniel Mugford

Try David Lyons

30

5 - 10

 

Miss Con Oliver Thomas

30

5 - 10

 
 

30

5 - 10

Rep Jamie Stevenson For Simon Amor (Injury)

 

38

5 - 10

Rep Alexander Clarke For Nicholas Auterac (Injury)

 

42

5 - 15

Try Charles Hayter

 

42

5 - 17

Con Daniel Mugford

Try Michael Ellery

51

10 - 17

 

Con Oliver Thomas

51

12 - 17

 
 

51

12 - 17

Yellow Card Mark Bright

 

53

12 - 17

Rep William Lipp For Stephen Pape (Tactical)

 

57

12 - 17

Rep Thomas Standfield For Adam Kwasnicki (Tactical)

Penalty Try

63

17 - 17

 

Con Oliver Thomas

63

19 - 17

 
 

65

19 - 17

Rep Alexander Mackenzie For Aaron Liffchak (Tactical)

Try Adam Caves

67

24 - 17

 

Con Oliver Thomas

67

26 - 17

 

Rep Richard Stott For Daniel Sanderson (Tactical)

71

26 - 17

 
 

71

26 - 17

Rep Benjamin Lonergan For Zane Winslade (Tactical)

Rep Michael Maltman For Michael Ellery (Tactical)

73

26 - 17

 

Rep Jack Adams For Greg King (Tactical)

74

26 - 17

 

Rep James Tyas For Neil Mason (Tactical)

77

26 - 17

 

Rep Samuel Brown For Ryan Glynn (Tactical)

78

26 - 17

 

Rep Anthony O'Donnell For Colin Quigley (Tactical)

78

26 - 17

 

Rep Lloyd Fairbrother For Marshall Gadd (Tactical)

78

26 - 17

 
 

80

26 - 20

Pen Daniel Mugford

 

Statistics courtesy of Rugby Roundup

 

Match Report

By Brian Dick, Birmingham Post

 

Redemption and celebration filled the air at Billesley Common as Moseley savoured arguably their most satisfying victory of the season.

 

With nothing to play for other than sheer contrariness and what the French would call l'esprit de clocher, Kevin Maggs's men sent the visitors homeward tae think about next weekend's relegation showdown with Esher.

 

While Mose look forward to a spring break in Devon and a final day knockabout with Plymouth, London Scottish will spend next Saturday battling for their Championship lives.

 

And in that respect this was a job well done in a fixture that went far beyond Maggs's side merely answering the call of the Moseley bell tower and wanting to finish their home fixtures on a high.

 

After all, this was Moseley's fourth meeting with Scottish this season and came on the back of three defeats, most pertinently the Boxing Day stuffing when the Exiles were last in Birmingham.

 

Although the 29-16 scoreline doesn't show it, Mose had their pants pulled down and backsides reddened that day and although the welts have long-since healed it was only this afternoon that their bruised pride began to mend.

 

That sense of grievance was only exacerbated a few weeks ago when Scottish head coach Simon Amor claimed his side and Esher deserved to stay in the Championship - the implication being that either Moseley or Plymouth did not.

 

And so it was with unseasonable gusto the home fowards tore into the visitors' pack in a match on which, for them at least, nothing tangible hung.

 

Yet there were clips here, skelps there - even the odd late hit as Moseley tried to force Scottish and their catalyst Amor on to the back foot.

 

For a while there was something of the headless chicken about Moseley and much of their frenzied effort was neutered by a lack of composure. Needless penalties and a poor lineout limited them to just five first half points when they could have harvested 20.

 

By contrast Scottish made something of their chances in the opening 50 minutes and in centres Ryan Westren and Charlie Hayter, who scored twice, looked to have brought a stiletto to an arm wrestle.

 

That helped the Londoners into a 17-5 lead as a couple more defensive slips threatened to decisively undermine Moseley and waste David Lyons's third try in as many games.

 

But back they came, undeterred. With Neil Mason at his fractious best the Red and Blacks niggled and nudged their way back into proceedings and once Adam Caves located his radar the lineout brought Mose back into the match.

 

First Mike Ellery scored off a catch and drive before Caves finished off a similar movement in the left corner.

 

Those strikes sandwiched a penalty try from a 5m scrum as Moseley's front five achieved a dominance in which they clearly revelled.

 

All that remained was to ensure Scottish left empty-handed with just four points between them and Esher.

 

Thankfully for Amor they grabbed a last gasp loss bonus with Dan Mugford's penalty - a return they could really come to appreciate next Saturday.

 

But not even that could temper the feeling that Moseley had finally ripped a monkey from their backs and pounded it into the Billesley turf in a performance that might have lacked something in accuracy but absolutely nothing in commitment.