Old Halesonians played host to the very powerful Moseley Team. As in their previous Home Game Old Hales put on a very brave and spirited Team performance that should have won them the game. However despite having taken the game to Moseley and being in the
Half-time score 12 pts to 8 to the Visitors.
The Second-Half saw no reduction in both Teams efforts to gain the upper hand even though the Visitors put on the early pressure. However although Old Hales had a number of injuries Adam Gillett gave warning that his powerful driving runs through the Centre would be rewarding to Old Hales. The Lineout work of Theo Seaton was superb at times and got Old Hales on the front foot .Suddenly Adam Gillett burst through the Visitors tackles like a Stag on the run, when finally brought down he still managed to deftly pass the ball to the graceful Oli Case who dived over to score a wonderful unconverted try. This stunned Moseley and Old Hales were unlucky not to score another try. The Visitors losing with 8 minutes to the Final whistle threw every thing at Old Hales but the Hales defence was secure. However with time running out Old Hales inexplicably chose to still try and run the ball when they should have made the visitors work from their own 22metre area. The visitors used their vast experience to great advantage and scrambled two further scores to win the Game.
You only had to look at the Old Hales faces to know how much the score line hurt. Knowing they had the chance to have had a Victory against Moseley that does not happen very frequently.
However this was a stirring performance and again Two Teams should be applauded for an exciting and sporting game.
Old Halesonians Colts are at Home on 10th December to Tamworth.