Saturday 10th December 2016

 Worcester Wanderers 26 Moseley Oak 17

Missing a number of players and with others playing out of position, this always looked a demanding mountain to climb and so it proved.

Worcester, at their very impressive new venue got the first score after 9 minutes when a penalty was taken less than 10 yards out and their hooker got a try which was converted.

Moseley achieved some pressure of their own and forced a penalty which Ollie Thomas converted.

Further progress was made and a series of penalties results before Charlie Harvey drove over. The try was converted 7-10.

After 28 minutes Worcester scored a penalty (their place kicker was excellent all game) and in the last 4 minutes of the first half, 10 points were conceded. Firstly, after what most felt was an unwarranted penalty Worcester ran a great line and scored under the posts and then another penalty on the stroke of half time.

Moseley were finding it tough to get fast ball. Worcester were effective at slowing the ball and appeared to be able to do so without sanction. Eventually, Moseley retained possession and a great dummy from Rory Luscombe saw another 5 points.

Two more penalties from the home side however saw the revival come to an end.

A good effort from both sides in dreadful conditions.

One match to go before the Christmas break, home to Stoke on Trent this Saturday, 2.15 kick off.