Saturday 16th September 2017

Rugby Lions 26 -20 Moseley Oak

An improved performance from Moseley Oak who raced into a 15-0 lead despite being under pressure in the set piece against a much bigger and more experienced opposition.

Andrew Fluker made it 3-0 with a penalty after 5 minutes.  4 minutes later a converted try from Paul Cox after a break from Tom Johnson made it 10-0.

Soon after, a lost Rugby line out saw Charley Thomas break out of his own half before fast ball saw Tom Peake go over on the left.

Oak had been dominant with plenty of chances, and Rugby had not been able to contain Moseley's line breaks but began to gain possession. An attacking line out created a converted try for the hosts from a strong drive.

Rugby scored first in the second half after a series of forward drives. A pushover try followed before a fourth try after a colossal amount of penalties awarded against Moseley.

Moseley came back and in the last play of the game James Hare scored in the corner.

Confusion then reigned as the referee recorded 27-26 to Moseley having communicated a 22-7 lead to the players.

This was subsequently changed after he viewed the game's video.

Not a great finale to the day, nonetheless a bonus point earned.