Saturday 4th March 2017

Moseley Oak 28 - 8 Crewe & Nantwich

Moseley Oak looked to get March off to a good start versus Crewe & Nantwich on the common. However, the away side probably started stronger with a series of attacks in the Oak 22. As rain began to pour down, they could only come away with a penalty for their efforts.

Moseley gained a foothold in the game with clever technical kicking by Ollie Thomas, and minutes later a Paul Cox break was well supported by Tom Johnson who scored to the left of the posts. The try was converted and despite a number of other Moseley Oak attacks, they ultimately came up short and the half time score was 7-3.

With the wind now in their faces, Oak knew they needed a strong start to the second half and that is exactly what they got. A strong ball carry from James Weaver led to quick ball and Ben Gerry sidestepped one defender before driving over the line to score. Soon after this, a strong tackle in midfield by Kain Aldren-Barnett was hacked on by Tom Johnson and followed up by Morgan Dawes, who popped the ball up for Paul Cox to run in. Both of these tries was converted and the score had quickly reached 21-3.

A second try for Ben Gerry came five minutes later from a powerful driving maul, which gave Oak a valuable bonus point. Crewe replied with an unconverted consolation try 10 minutes from full time, which left the final score at 28-8 to Oak. Moseley Oak play Dudley away next week and hope to continue their good form.