1stXV Secure Bonus Win Against Tough Moseley
Birmingham Moseley responded well with a break by outstanding number eight Brightwell, going nearly half the length of the field against what can only be described as a generous defence by the A’s. 7 v 7 after 12 mins.
Amp’s controlled large parts of the half from here with centre Sam Hanks, strong and elusive all day, scoring a try after a good break. He eluded the defence to score under the posts and the points were duly converted by Pritchard to lead 7 v 14 after twelve minutes.
Ciaran Whyte then fielded a downfield kick and broke the line to find Williams in support, who took a tackle but got the offload away and former Moseley player Joe Bercis scored under the posts, again converted by Pritchard to take a 7 v 21 lead at the half time whistle.
A’s started to introduce the subs then and with a scrum on the Birmingham Moseley five metre line, scrum half McKirdy drifted wide and opened a hole for Bercis to bag his second try under the posts. Pritchard again added the extras and the A’s travelling fans began to breathe a little easier. 19 v 28 after 63 mins.
Amps were now camped in Birmingham Moseley territory and after multiple phases Carl Burgess on his return to the first team carried strongly to crash over the line with two defenders enjoying the ride on big Carls back. Pritchard missed his only conversion of the day but the A’s had responded well and now put some clean air between themselves and Moseley at 19 v 33 on 69 mins.
Ampthill composed themselves and responded again with the ball in the Birmingham Moseley red zone. Karl Garside who has signed full professional forms at Northampton Saints next season, scored from a pick and go close to the posts and Pritchard again converted to make to game safe on 79 mins, 26 v 40.
These are heady days for the senior section of the club with both our first team and 1881s looking to create another piece of history.”