1st XV Match Report V Plymouth Albion (a) Sat 21/04/2012 

Match Details

 

Venue

Brickfields

Attendance

1,728

Weather

Dry

Kick Off

15:00

 

Match Team List

 

Plymouth Albion

54 - 24

Moseley

 

Sione Tuipulotu

15

Oliver Thomas

C C

P P C C

James Love

14

William Robinson

T

T

Paul Bailey

13

Jack Adams

 
 

Bevon Armitage

12

Andy Reay

 
 

Tyson Lewis

11

Bradley Hunt

 

C C T

Paul Roberts

10

Bradley Davies

 

T T

Paul Rowley

9

Ryan De La Harpe

 

T T

Luke Cowan-Dickie

1

Marshall Gadd

 
 

Jonathan Vickers

2

Adam Caves

 
 

David Morton

3

Colin Quigley

T

 

Tyler Hotson

4

David Lyons

 
 

Sean-Michael Stephen

5

Paul Spivey

 
 

Michael Stupple

6

Neil Mason

 
 

Wayne Sprangle

7

Michael Maltman

T

 

Aaron Carpenter

8

Michael Ellery

T

Replacements

T

Steven Johns

16

Anthony O'Donnell

 
 

Mark Lee

17

Lloyd Fairbrother

 
 

Gareth Evans

18

Richard Stott

 

T

Robert Dugard

19

Daniel Sanderson

 
 

David McGregor

20

Matthew Lowcock

Y

 

Addison Lockley

21

Gareth Taylor

 
 

Sam Hocking

22

Samuel Brown

 

 

Match Officials

 

Referee

John Meredith

   

 

Match Statistics

 

 

Min

Score

 

Try Paul Rowley

03

5 - 0

 

Miss Con James Love

03

5 - 0

 

Try Luke Cowan-Dickie

09

10 - 0

 

Miss Con James Love

09

10 - 0

 
 

10

10 - 5

Try Michael Ellery

 

10

10 - 7

Con Oliver Thomas

Try Paul Rowley

20

15 - 7

 

Miss Con James Love

20

15 - 7

 

Try Paul Roberts

29

20 - 7

 

Miss Con James Love

29

20 - 7

 
 

30

20 - 7

Rep Samuel Brown For Andy Reay (Injury)

Rep Robert Dugard For David Morton (Tactical)

40

20 - 7

 
 

40

20 - 7

Rep Daniel Sanderson For Paul Spivey (Injury)

Try Robert Dugard

46

25 - 7

 

Con James Love

46

27 - 7

 
 

47

27 - 12

Try Michael Maltman

 

47

27 - 14

Con Oliver Thomas

 

52

27 - 14

Rep Lloyd Fairbrother For Marshall Gadd (Tactical)

Rep Sam Hocking For Michael Stupple (Tactical)

52

27 - 14

 

Try Luke Cowan-Dickie

53

32 - 14

 

Con James Love

53

34 - 14

 
 

54

34 - 14

Rep Matthew Lowcock For Bradley Hunt (Injury)

Pen James Love

62

37 - 14

 
 

67

37 - 14

Rep Richard Stott For David Lyons (Tactical)

Rep David McGregor For Jonathan Vickers (Tactical)

67

37 - 14

 

Rep Addison Lockley For Sean-Michael Stephen (Tactical)

67

37 - 14

 

Rep Steven Johns For James Love (Tactical)

67

37 - 14

 
 

68

37 - 14

Rep Anthony O'Donnell For Adam Caves (Tactical)

 

70

37 - 14

Yellow Card Matthew Lowcock

Pen James Love

71

40 - 14

 

Try Paul Bailey

73

45 - 14

 

Con Paul Roberts

73

47 - 14

 
 

73

47 - 14

Miss Pen Oliver Thomas

Rep Mark Lee For Bevon Armitage (Tactical)

74

47 - 14

 
 

76

47 - 19

Try Colin Quigley

 

76

47 - 19

Miss Con Oliver Thomas

Try Steven Johns

80

52 - 19

 

Con Paul Roberts

80

54 - 19

 
 

82

54 - 24

Try William Robinson

 

82

54 - 24

Miss Con Oliver Thomas

 

Match Report

By Brian Dicks – Birmingham Post

 

Moseley begged the indulgence of the supporters who made the 400-mile round trip to Brickfields by finishing their Championship programme in vaudevillian style.

 

After all there was something both comic and freakish, both novel and curious in a Moseley performance that helped Plymouth turn a 41-point beating at Esher into an eight-try romp in the space of just seven days.

 

 But then we all should have known there was going to be something knockabout to the afternoon. Once Moseley lanced their final remaining boil by beating London Scottish last weekend many of their players clearly felt their job was done.

 

It is fair to say training lacked the intensity of a regular play-off week and some Moseley wag was obviously up for a laugh when they sent their team to be printed in the match-day programme in reverse order.

 

That august publication promised an outing at full back for Marshall Gadd, a run on the wing for Adam Caves, a second row partnership of Billy Robinson and Andy Reay and the wiles of Neil Mason at fly half. Now that I'd pay to see.

 

It clearly affected the visitors' mindset, either that or even before kick off their attention was already sliding towards the Fun Bus and all the refuelling they'd be doing on the way back up the M5.

 

It certainly wasn't on shackling the home back row, slowing down their supply of ball or getting their ruck guards into place and as a result when they didn't have the pill Moseley were little short of dismal.

 

By contrast when they did have possession they gave it a whirl, with Michael Ellery once again eating up the yards on his final appearance for the club. The No. 8 scored one, his ninth of the season, and created another for Michael Maltman.

 

But it wasn't until the last ten minutes Moseley actually discovered some urgency and when Colin Quigley rode a 76th minute maul over the home line, the Billesley Commoners realised they could nick a try bonus and with it top spot in Pool C.

 

And when they actually went purposefully about securing it they produced one of their best moves for many a week as Ollie Thomas opened up and then sent Billy Robinson down a left wing corridor for the fourth score.

 

Other than that it was a pretty disinterested effort. So just how irritated should we be?

 

The players will argue they had already achieved the necessary, stayed in the Championship with a minimum of fuss and that there was nothing to be gained by putting their bodies on the line in a dead rubber.

 

Supporters could right argue 'Fifteen quid is fifteen quid, pal.' To be fair they have a right to expect better for their dedication and backing.

 

However, this was an afternoon when not too many people seemed especially exorcised. As the scoreboard rolled around, attention flitted to and from Richmond where London Scottish and Esher were locked in a death roll.

 

Moseley's four tries were at least something to take home and this is a group of players who have performed so admirably in the last couple of months they perhaps deserve a free hit. But maybe not four hours from home.