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Birmingham
Moseley

18th December 2021 - 3.00pm

Cinderford 26-13 Birmingham Moseley                               by Paul Smith (Sunday Mercury)

Birmingham Moseley produced a battling defensive display in the Forest of Dean before eventually being overpowered by Cinderford’s driving maul.

On the back of Isaac McNulty’s first half try, the visitors trailed by only a point with ten minutes remaining before former Billesley Common favourite Jack Preece tipped the scales with two late touchdowns.

Discipline troubled Moseley throughout, and by winning the first six penalties of the contest Cinderford enjoyed plenty of first-quarter territory and possession.

However, it was the visitors that went closest to breaking the deadlock when Ollie Allsopp intercepted in his own 22 only for covering home full back Mike Wilcox to win the race to his kick ahead.

When Moseley again infringed early in the second quarter referee Harry Walbaum lost patience and despatched on-loan no.8 Aled Ward to the sin bin.

Foresters’ fly half Reece Boughton missed the resulting kick at goal so when his opposite number Allsopp made no mistake from directly in front of the home posts Moseley had the lead just after the half-hour mark.

The loss of influential skipper Will Safe to a knee injury then forced a Moseley reshuffle before home hooker Nathan Taylor went over from a close-range lineout for a try which Boughton upgraded with a fine touchline kick.

However, the visitors hit immediately back when centre McNulty cut a good line to the posts to claim a score which Allsopp converted after a spell of good continuity.

This gave Moseley a three-point interval advantage which Allsopp doubled five minutes after the restart with another simple three-pointer.

As the game approached the hour mark the home front row found favour with referee Walbaum. This enabled Boughton to pin Moseley deep in their own 22 from where his pack drove Taylor over for his second score – which their no.10 again converted.

Although Moseley continued to ship penalties at an alarming rate their defence continued to impress. As a result, Cinderford created very little and when winger Will Baldwin did finally step his way towards the visitors’ line Cinderford infringed on the ground.

But the home side continued to apply pressure and eventually sealed the points a few minutes from time when newly-arrived replacement hooker and former Moseley player-of-the-year Preece claimed their third driving lineout try, again improved by Boughton.

And their win was given an undeserved bonus point gloss when their pack provided a fourth repeat performance from which Preece was driven over for a second close-range touchdown.

Scorers:

Cinderford:

Tries: Taylor (2), Preece (2)

Cons: R.Boughton (3)

Pens:

 

Birmingham Moseley:

Tries: McNulty

Cons: Allsopp

Pens: Allsopp (2)

Line-Ups:

Cinderford: Wilcox; Baldwin, Forrester, Boulton, Hendy; R.Boughton, Williams; Porter, Taylor, Brockett; Evans, Jerrum; Dancer, Mullis, Hone.

Replacements: J.Boughton, Preece, Angell, Lane, Dunn

 

Birmingham Moseley: Benjamin; Tonks, Bulumakau, I.McNulty, Pointon; Allsopp, Combes; Foreman, S.McNulty, Langley; Hutchinson, Kiff; Safe, Munro, Ward.

Replacements: Tideswell, Ajayi, Fuller, Johnson, Dight

 

Referee: Harry Walbaum 

Half-time: Cinderford 7-10 Birmingham Moseley

Starting XV

Porter
1
Foreman
Taylor
2
McNulty
Brockett
3
Langley
Evans
4
Hutchinson
Jerrum
5
Kiff
Dancer
6
Safe
Mullis
7
Munro
Hone
8
Ward
Williams
9
Combes
Broughton R
10
Allsopp
Hendy
11
Pointon
Forrester
12
McNulty
Boulton
13
Bulumakau
Baldwin
14
Tonks
Wilcox
15
Benjamin

Replacements

Broughton J
16
Tideswell
Preece
17
Ajayi
Angell
18
Fuller
Lane
19
Johnson
Dunn
20
Dight
Time
Score
Time
17

No home update

0:0

yellow card

Aled Ward

17
23

No home update

0:0

rep

Rob Fuller for Will Safe

23
27

No home update

0:3

pen

Ollie Allsopp

27
27

rep

Dunn for Hendy

0:3

No away update

27
32

try

Taylor

5:3

No away update

32
33

con

Broughton

7:3

No away update

33
36

rep

Lane for Dancer

7:3

No away update

36
38

No home update

7:8

try

Isaac McNulty

38
39

No home update

7:10

con

Ollie Allsopp

39
45

No home update

7:13

pen

Ollie Allsopp

45
46

rep

Angell for Mullis

7:13

No away update

46
53

try

Taylor

12:13

No away update

53
54

con

Broughton

14:13

No away update

54
55

No home update

14:13

rep

Jide Ajayi for David Langley

55
55

No home update

14:13

rep

James Tideswell for Joe Foreman

55
67

rep

Preece for Taylor

14:13

No away update

67
67

rep

Broughton for Brockett

14:13

No away update

67
71

No home update

14:13

rep

Matt Dight for Jack Combes

71
74

try

Preece

19:13

No away update

74
75

con

Broughton

21:13

No away update

75
78

try

Preece

26:13

No away update

78

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