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Cinderford

23rd April 2022 - 3.00pm

by David Laurence

Birmingham Mail

Moseley chief Adam Balding was left frustrated after visitors Cinderford snatched a last gasp victory to deny the Red-and-Blacks a win in their final home game of the season.

A Sam Pointon try and five points from the boot of Dan Lewis had given the home side a slender 10-7 lead going into the final stages but a penalty try on 80 minutes when Mose were down to 14 men ensured it was the Forest of Dean side celebrating at the end.

“We were the best side but they were clinical,” the Moseley director of rugby said. “We left five tries out there! They didn’t have many opportunities but when they got into our 22 they came away with points so all credit to them. They are a gnarly old side and they ground out a win with a professional performance.

“If we want to be the team we want then we have to be more clinical in what we do. We’ve had two tries held up over the line, there have been knock-ons and those final passes. It’s not good enough, we have to be better and the players know that.”

Moseley’s options were hindered with two players forced off through injury in the opening ten minutes – front row pair Ryan Roach and David Langley unable to play no further part. And when they were joined on the sidelines by influential back row Jacques Le Roux on the half-hour it meant Balding was unable to shuffle his pack for the remainder of the game.

With that said, the home side still managed to post the opening points of the game six minutes before the interval when Lewis slotted over a penalty awarded for foul play from Cinderford’s George Porter earning the experienced prop a yellow card.

But the visitors rallied in the second half with scrum-half Jimmy Williams slowing play down and bringing their excellent pack more into the game.

They were rewarded eight minutes after the restart when second row Joe Dancer skipped through, Liam Hemming adding the extras.

Moseley’s threat came through the backline and it was fitting that star turns Lewis and Pointon were involved in their only try of the game ten minutes from time, the former intercepting a try before working the ball across the line where his captain was able to forced his way over in the corner, Lewis slotting over a tricky conversion.

But Moseley were unable to hold on and with Tony Egodo in the sin bin, the visitors were awarded a penalty try after Harry Butler had pulled down a driving maul – resulting in a yellow card for the second row.

Balding added: “We want to finish on a high up at Darlington next week but we will have to be more clinical than we were today.”

Referee: Iain Kiy –

Moseley Star Man: Sam Pointon –

Attendance : 1010

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Starting XV

Foreman
1
Porter
Roach
2
Taylor
Langley
3
Brockett
Ayling
4
Jerrum
Butler
5
Dancer
Hutchinson
6
Lane
Munro
7
Ryan
Le Roux
8
Angell
Combes
9
Williams
Lewis
10
Hemming
Pointon
11
Austin
Allsopp
12
Sheldon
Tonks
13
Baldwin
Hibberd
14
Hendy
Benjamin
15
Littlefair

Replacements

Priest
16
Chalkin
McNulty
17
Haly
Tideswell
18
Evans
Zindi
19
Shields
Egodo
20
Stuart-Smith
Time
Score
Time
7

No home update

0:0

rep

Stuart-Smith for Sheldon

7
10

rep

Sam McNulty for Ryan Roach

0:0

No away update

10
10

rep

James Tideswell for David Langley

0:0

No away update

10
27

rep

Batsirai Zindi for Jacques Le Roux

0:0

No away update

27
37

No home update

0:0

yellow card

Porter

37
38

pen

Dan Lewis

3:0

No away update

38
43

No home update

3:0

rep

Chalkin for Austin

43
44

No home update

3:0

rep

Austin for Chalkin

44
49

No home update

3:5

try

Dancer

49
50

No home update

3:7

con

Hemming

50
51

rep

Ethan Priest for Joe Foreman

3:7

No away update

51
53

No home update

3:7

rep

Shields for Ryan

53
53

No home update

3:7

rep

Evans for Angell

53
57

No home update

3:7

rep

Ryan for Shields

57
62

rep

Tuoyo Egodo for Luke Hibberd

3:7

No away update

62
64

No home update

3:7

rep

Chalkin for Brockett

64
67

No home update

3:7

rep

Haly for Ryan

67
70

try

Sam Pointon

8:7

No away update

70
71

con

Dan Lewis

10:7

No away update

71
73

No home update

10:7

rep

Ryan for Austin

73
78

yellow card

Tuoyo Egodo

10:7

No away update

78
79

No home update

10:14

try

Penalty Try

79
79

yellow card

Harry Butler

10:14

No away update

79

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