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Birmingham
Moseley

V

28

Cinderford

4th February 2023 - 3.00pm

by Bobby Bridge – Birmingham Mail

Birmingham Moseley director of rugby Adam Balding praised his coaching team for their ‘incredible work’ after his team secured a first victory of 2023.

Before Christmas the boys from Billesley Common enjoyed a great period of form going four games unbeaten but have found the going tough since suffering defeats to Esher and Chinnor before the previous week’s high-scoring draw with Bishop’s Stortford.
But finally all came together as  Jacques Le Roux, Ollie Stedman and Sam McNulty scored first-half tries before  Anthony Egodo, Sam Pointon and Freddie Painter added five-pointers in the second half
“Our coaches go into so much detail, they did some incredible work ahead of Cinderford and it was great to see it delivered on the pitch,” said Balding.
“Cinderford have got a great rolling maul but we nilled them in that department which is something we should all be proud of. I don’t want to get carried away with that win but it’s been coming, that kind of performance.”
Le Roux was first to strike with the game just eight minutes old before Michael Austin responded with a converted try for the visitors from Gloucestershire.
Moseley turned the screw for the remainder of the half as their forwards took control as two powerful mauls made inroads with Stedman and McNulty applying the finishing touches.
When Sam Pointon landed the bonus-point sealing fourth try to open a 15-point lead, it was hard to see Cinderford coming back into it but Jack Shields’ try on 53 minutes cut the gap to eight.
Moseley found another gear as a sweeping move was finished by Egodo before Painter marked his full debut with a try as the forwards piled on the pressure.
“Freddie deservedly got our man-of-the-match award,” added Balding. “He was lively all game and took his try brilliantly, you can’t ask for more really.”
Rob Knox’s pair of conversions put 22 points between the teams but Cinderford did take home a point for their troubles as William Hendy and Michael Wilcox added tries either side of a Knox penalty as Moseley moved to within 10 points of fifth-placed Cinderford with nine rounds remaining. Referee: Daniel RowlandsStar man: Freddie PainterAttendance: 410

Starting XV

Foreman
1
Edwards
McNulty
2
Taylor
Ajayi
3
Brockett
Barnes
4
Jerrum
Ayling
5
Shields
Le Roux
6
LAne
Morris
7
Angell
Stedman
8
Hone
Painter
9
Austin
Lewis
10
Boulton
Bulumakau
11
Hendy
Knox
12
Forrester
Allsopp
13
Baldwin
Smith
14
Tonks
Pointon
15
Wilcox

Replacements

Roach
16
Porter
Priest
17
Knight
Forsythe
18
Hodge
Koroiyadi
19
Fissenden
Egodo
20
Williams
Time
Score
Time
08

try

Jacques Le Roux

5:0

No away update

08
15

No home update

5:5

try

Austin

15
16

No home update

5:7

con

Austin

16
27

try

Ollie Stedman

10:7

No away update

27
30

rep

Ethan Priest for Jide Ajayi

10:7

No away update

30
31

try

Sam McNulty

15:7

No away update

31
32

con

Dan Lewis

17:7

No away update

32
41

rep

Tuoyo Egodo for Andy Bulumakau

17:7

No away update

41
42

rep

JAck Forsythe for Max Ayling

17:7

No away update

42
45

try

Sam Pointon

22:7

No away update

45
47

No home update

22:7

rep

Porter for Brockett

47
47

No home update

22:7

rep

Knight for Edwards

47
49

rep

Jide Ajayi for Joe Foreman

22:7

No away update

49
52

No home update

22:7

rep

Fissenden for Angell

52
53

No home update

22:14

try

Shields

53
54

No home update

22:14

con

Austin

54
55

try

Tuoyo Egodo

27:14

No away update

55
56

con

Rob Knox

29:14

No away update

56
58

rep

Ryan Roach for Sam McNulty

29:14

No away update

58
58

rep

Simon Koroiyadi for Jacques Le Roux

29:14

No away update

58
64

try

Freddie Painter

34:14

No away update

64
65

con

Rob Knox

36:14

No away update

65
64

rep

Joe Foreman for Ethan Priest

36:14

No away update

64
64

rep

Max Ayling for Harry Barnes

36:14

No away update

64
64

No home update

36:14

rep

Hodge for Jerrum

64
64

No home update

36:14

rep

Williams for Austin

64
67

No home update

36:14

rep

Jerrum for Tonks

67
67

No home update

36:14

yellow card

Hodge

67
75

No home update

36:19

try

Hendy

75
76

No home update

36:21

con

Wilcox

76
77

No home update

36:21

rep

Tonks for Jerrum

77
78

pen

Rob Knox

39:21

No away update

78
79

No home update

39:26

try

Lane

79
80

con

Wilcox

39:28

No away update

80

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