Veseyans 29 – Moseley Oak 7

A slick, dominant display this weekend saw Veseyans put third placed Moseley Oak to the sword.

Veseyans started purposefully and were soon ahead on the scoreboard. Good phase play led to an opening for home number eight Rob Lenderyou to power through and dummy his way to the line, scoring under the posts. Minutes later Veseyans, and Lenderyou, were in a similar position. After sucking in the visiting defence, the ball made its way out to the forward who waltzed through and touched down. Full back Tom Greenwood added his second conversion of the game.

Moseley then grew into the game and made a couple of good breaks but strong defence from the home side refused to buckle. It was not too long before the V’s were back in the opposition half, looking threatening again. This time an inspired no-look pass from fly half Sam Irvine allowed Greenwood to slice his way through the defence like a hot knife through butter. The V’s continued to press and they were rewarded with a fourth try, and a bonus point, before half time. Slick handling from backs and forwards alike saw the ball go to wide winger Ryan Brunsden who used his Ronaldo-like footwork to finish in the corner.

Predictably, Moseley came out reinvigorated after half time. The visitors eventually broke through to score a converted try and reduce the deficit. Assured leadership Jimmy Hateley ensured the V’s maintained concentration and they defended resolutely from thereon. In the dying embers of the game, winger Joe Williams raced in from 70 yards for a fifth try to seal the game.