Will Hooley had a good night for Moseley © Getty Images
Academy News Hooley half-dozen helps Moseley tame Pirates
Will Hooley stole the show at Billesley Common on Friday night with six penalties which underpinned Moseley’s 28-20 Championship win over the Cornish Pirates.
The win was a total turnaround from the 62-5 thrashing that Moseley had received at Leeds the previous Sunday, and in a windy Birmingham they made home advantage count, scoring early through Rhys Buckley.
Hooley missed the conversion, but landed a penalty at the end of the first quarter to get his personal points tally up and running. Five more successes followed in the second half, and with flanker Olly Robinson’s try five minutes from time Moseley had secured a crucial win.
Tight head prop Adam Parkins also started the game, with prop Tom Warren and scrum-half Ryan Glynn both coming off the bench to help Moseley move firmly into the middle of the Championship table.
However there was no such joy for scrum-half Lewis Hall and prop Danny Herriott. Hall started for Chinnor in their narrow 22-28 home loss to promotion-chasing Clifton in National League 2 South, while in National League 1 Herriott’s Loughborough Students side could not hold off a resurgent Tynedale outfit, going down 10-19.