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Plymouth
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19th March 2022 - 3.00pm

by Ciaran Thomas – Birmingham Mail

Adam Balding praised the response of his Birmingham Moseley side as they bounced back to beat Plymouth Albion 47-28 with a seven try display.

Moseley had fallen to a heavy defeat at Rosslyn Park last week and trailed early but hit back to bag a bonus point before half-time, with two further tries sealing a win that cements their place in the middle pack, and Balding has his sights on toppling seventh placed Chinnor in the remaining games.

“The first ten minutes weren’t great, the next 60 minutes were very good but the last ten minutes we kind of derailed,” Balding said. “But it was a great performance in terms of reacting to last week, the boys went out and expressed themselves and I thought we played really well.

“Plymouth are an attritional side, they certainly caused us problems, but all in all we were the better side, we dropped two over the try line as well so it could’ve been more.

“If we fall behind I always feel we can pull it back, the pleasing thing is the amount of tries we scored and how we scored them, all credit to the players who were superb.

“We probably should be sat a bit higher but we’ve got five games left and we firmly want to finish seventh, we took a massive step towards that today with five points and Chinnor losing so bring them on.”

The Red and Blacks struggled to cope with the Plymouth driving maul in the early stages as twice the visitors pack drove over to open up a 10-0 lead, but Mose soon hit back as Reikiti Maasi broke through.

Oliver Allsopp’s break led to Aquile Smith going over for a second try, before Plymouth edged back ahead through two Thomas Putt penalties.

Mose would seize control of the contest with three tries before the break, a quick tap penalty leading to Gregory Fisilau’s try, before Dan Lewis secured the bonus point and Sam Pointon also crossed.

Pointon completed his brace after the break, before Maasi also claimed a second as Mose notched 40 points for the first time this season.

The result might’ve been secure but Plymouth staged a late rally to earn themselves what could be a crucial bonus point in their battle against relegation, Henry Clement going over after another driving maul before Ben Parsons found the corner in the final minute. 

Attendance: 446

Starting XV

Tideswell
1
Rukhadze
McNulty
2
Salter
Langley
3
Pullinger-Ham
Kiff
4
Spangle
Butler
5
Collier
Hutchinson
6
Clarke
Munro
7
Clemson
Fisilau
8
Stupple
Combes
9
Clement
Lewis
10
Putt
Pointon
11
Ducker
Ma'asi-White
12
Toa
Allsopp
13
Raumakita
Smith
14
Cornish
Benjamin
15
Duncan

Replacements

Priest
16
Parsons
Genade
17
McFarlane
Higgins
18
Chapman
Egodo
19
Tonks
20
Time
Score
Time
5

No home update

0:5

try

Clarke

5
12

No home update

0:10

try

Salter

12
17

try

Reketi Ma'asi-White

5:10

No away update

17
18

con

Dan Lewis

7:10

No away update

18
20

try

Aquile Smith

12:10

No away update

20
24

No home update

12:13

pen

Putt

24
28

No home update

12:16

pen

Putt

28
30

try

Greg Fisilau

17:16

No away update

30
31

con

Dan Lewis

19:16

No away update

31
36

try

Dan Lewis

24:16

No away update

36
37

con

Dan Lewis

26:16

No away update

37
40

try

Sam Pointon

31:16

No away update

40
40

con

Dan Lewis

33:16

No away update

40
41

rep

Ethan Priest for James Tideswell

33:16

No away update

41
41

rep

Jack Higgins for David Langley

33:16

No away update

41
42

try

Sam Pointon

38:16

No away update

42
47

rep

Tuoyo Egodo for Jack Combes

38:16

No away update

47
51

rep

JC Genade for Sam McNulty

38:16

No away update

51
55

No home update

38:16

rep

Parsons for Cornish

55
55

No home update

38:16

rep

Chapman for Toa

55
58

No home update

38:16

yellow card

Parsons

58
58

try

Greg Fisilau

43:16

No away update

58
59

con

Dan Lewis

45:16

No away update

59
61

rep

Ben Palmer for Reketi Ma'asi- White

45:16

No away update

61
62

No home update

45:21

try

Clement

62
63

No home update

45:23

con

Clement

63
66

rep

Sam McNulty for Kailas Hutchinson

45:23

No away update

66
69

No home update

45:23

rep

McFarlane for Pullinger-Ham

69
78

No home update

45:28

try

Parsons

78

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