Moseley punish wasteful hosts
CAMBRIDGE were again the architects of their own downfall at Grantchester Road as they failed to capitalise on a dominant first-half display.
Leading at half-time for the second week running, the Blood & Sand were ahead through Jack Green’s third-minute penalty and his conversion to Louis Rawlings’ try just before the break.
In between, they hammered away at a rock-solid Mose defence and looked as if they’d run away with the game.
For the opening try, Oli Petrides gathered a kick and was deemed to have gone out of bounds before he touched down. Mose lost their own lineout though and Rawlings gathered gratefully to score, Green converting.
This should have signified the requisite charge for five points – but all it achieved was the visitors redoubling their efforts, led by the bustling Buster Lawrence, and running in three second-half tries.
Straight from the kick off, Michael Penn ran the ball back almost unopposed and touched down for James Dixon to add the extras. Tim Molenaar, sin-binned in the first half, added the second and Adam Caves’ third left the hosts with too much to do and too little time to do it.
Cameron Ruddock’s late consolation try merely brought up the losing bonus point.