Moseley find their rhythm for first success
BIRMINGHAM Moseley ran in six tries on their way to their first National One win of the season.
But they were pushed all the way by a battling Ionians side who were unlucky to leave Billesley Common empty-handed after clawing their way back into contention with three second-half scores.
An Isaac Green penalty handed the visitors an early advantage but Moseley produced some slick handling to open up a 12-3 lead at the break thanks to a pair of first-half tries.
Centre Greg King dotted down on 14 minutes only to depart soon after with a shoulder injury.
Speedster Sam Pointon ran in the second on 26 minutes, Sam Hollingsworth kicking the extras, before Hull centre John Allott finished the half in the sin-bin.
The visitors finished the game with 14 men with lock Edward Falkingham also seeing yellow late on.
When Huw Taylor and Buster Lawrence crossed to wrap up the bonus point early in the second half, it looked like being a tricky night for the visitors.
But converted tries from wingers Stephen Slingsby and Sam Wilson edged them to within nine points and even when Chris Brightwell responded, Hull refused to cave in and Wilson ran in his second.
But those three scores weren’t enough to derail the Midlanders, prop Ryan Roach nipping in from close range to give them breathing space.