Visitors run riot to keep pace with table-toppers
tries apiece from fullback Leo Fielding and winger Geoff Griffiths led Blackheath to an emphatic win at Birmingham Moseley.
The visitors were simply too quick in thought and deed meaning Moseley shipped nine. So although they briefly had hopes of claiming one or perhaps even two bonus points when they pulled back to 14-36 with 15 minutes remaining, justice was served when Blackheath added three further scores in the closing stages.
The visitors opened the scoring through prop Danny Herriott’s closerange effort, which Joe Tarrant converted, before pacy winger Jake Lloyd cut through some weak tackTWO ling for a second score.
A quick Josh Davies tap then set up the platform from which Griffiths claimed his first score with a blistering diagonal finish.
But Blackheath were not forced to wait long for the try bonus point, when replacement Fred Owen forced his way over after hooker Matt Miles’ break had done the damage.
Tarrant added extras, as he did when fullback Fielding went over just before the break for a fifth try.
Moseley finally managed to string a few phases together early in the second half and their powerful driving lineout got them on the board through the award of a penalty try.
This sparked the Londoners back into life, and after they kept the ball
through multiple phases, Griffiths applied the easiest of finishes in the left corner.
Moseley’s Lewis Bean and the visitors’ James Hallam then followed each other into the sin bin for separate technical infringements.
Ciaran Moore claimed a second Moseley try, upgraded by Andy Fluker, before the visitors reasserted their dominance with a penalty try awarded for a maul collapse.
Home prop Joe Wrafter went to the sin bin in the aftermath of this score, from where he saw Fielding and Tarrant round things off with two further flowing long-range efforts, one of which was converted by Blackheath’s No. 10 Tarrant to put the gloss on an emphatic win.