Date Time Season
19th Oct 2019 3:00 pm National League 1 2019/20

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A point won, but another defeat as Canterbury’s second half revival just failed to make up lost ground.
It was an encouraging effort, spearheaded by a combative pack of forwards, after Moseley established an eighteen point half time lead, but the earlier damage denied them a first league victory of the season.
Much of it was self inflicted in an error strewn first half when handling mistakes and indiscipline saw the city side in give away mood. Against a Moseley side which was no more than workmanlike they conceded three tries and were punished by the boot of Ben Palmer who added a couple of penalty goals to his two conversions.
The fly half gave his side the lead before the heavy penalty count set up position for tries by James Tideswell and Aaron Crofts in the 21st and 33rd minutes. With Palmer’s goals and Canterbury squandering possession life was made easy for Moseley and when a lofted ball was spilled into the hands of wing Aquile Smith his runaway try saw the hosts cantering away with the game. Then, in the final minute of the half, Canterbury opened a crack in the Moseley door as Sam Sterling won the chase for a clever slide kick and Harvey Young converted.
A recent history of second half melt downs did not inspire confidence in the city’s side’s prospects and life became harder when both Will Scholes and Jamie Dever found themselves in the sin bin. But they dug in, survived those temporary set backs and in the last quarter the hard work of the Canterbury pack paid off. By that time the match had become messy with frequent stoppages but it was Moseley who now were under pressure and after Osman Dimen was yellow carded close quarter driving saw Same Kenny plunge over and Young converted. The city side gave themselves a real chance of victory in the 74th minutes when Ricky Mackintosh collected a clearance kick, smashed his way through the defence and Tyler Oliver was in support to claim the try. Young landed his third conversion and when Moseley collected another yellow card the game was up for grabs. However, with no thrust in the wider areas, Canterbury had to settle for a losing bonus point which at least keeps them off the foot of the National Division One table.
Canterbury: H.Young, R.Mackintosh, S.Sterling (repl D.Corcoran), A.Meads, C.Grimes, M.Craven, D.Smart, J.Dever (repl A.Cooper), T.King, S.Kenny (repl C.Connolly), R.Cadman (repl T.Oliver), M.Corker, W.Scholes, S.Stapleton, J.Stephens.

Date Time Season
19th Oct 2019 3:00 pm National League 1 2019/20

Birmingham Moseley

Position T C P DG

Director of Rugby: Richard Protherough


# Player Position T C P DG
1Jamie Dever 20Prop0000
2Tristan KingHooker0000
3Samuel Kenny 18Prop1000
4Royce CadmanLock0000
5Will ScholesLock0000
6Freddie EdwardsFlanker0000
7Sean StapletonFlanker0000
8Jamie StephensNumber Eight0000
9Daniel SmartScrum half0000
10Max CravenOutside half0000
11Charlie GrimesWing0000
12Alex MeadsCentre0000
13Sam Sterling 16Centre1000
14Ricky MackintoshWing0000
15Harvey YoungFull-back0300
16Dwayne Corcoran 13Wing0000
17Tyler OliverLock1000
18Charlie Connolly 3Prop0000
19Matt CorkerLock0000
20Aaron Cooper 1Prop0000
 Total 3300

Coach/Committee Member/Director of Rugby: Andy Pratt
Team Manager: Andy Rogers
Coach: Dave Marshall
Coach: Matthew Pinnick


Match Venue

Birmingham Moseley
Unnamed Road, Birmingham B13, UK