Saturday 1st April 2017

Kenilworth 20 - 25 Moseley Oak

Moseley Oak continued their strong run of form by defeating a much improved Kenilworth side 20-25. 


Moseley began with the sun on their backs and wind behind them, and the opening few minutes saw good play from both sides. 


Kenilworth opened the scoring with a penalty, but after a period of pressure from Oak, Nathan Cyster touched down at the end of a strong maul.


It was a game of back and forth, and Kenilworth crossed the line next following a number of phases in the Moseley 22. Not long before half time, Nathan Cyster scored his second of the game after another dominant driving maul. The half time score was 10-12.


Kenilworth kicked a long range penalty to open the second half and shortly afterwards, Morgan Dawes exploited the space well on the left for his second try in two games. Oak then seemed certain to score a fourth try through Tom Johnson, but play was brought back by the referee who sent a Moseley player to the bin.


For a few minutes it looked as though this decision would be the turning point. Kenilworth shoved the Moseley scrum back and touched down to regain the lead at 20-19. 


However, Oak were soon restored to 15 men and after a number of phases in the Kenilworth 22, they received a penalty which Ollie Thomas kicked. He repeated this 5 minutes later and Moseley held on to emerge victorious.