Narrow defeat for start of 2013
Saturday 5th January 2013, 4:45PM GMT.
Jersey Rugby Club’s hopes of a winning start to 2013 in the Championship were dashed by the narrowest of margins this afternoon.
Playing away, the Island side were defeated by Moseley 19-23, despite an inspired comeback in the second half.
Trailing 6-13 at half time, the Jersey team allowed the opposition to extend their lead until, with the score at 23-9 to Moseley, Jersey scored two tries in quick succession.
But with just minutes to go until the final whistle, the Islanders were unable to close the four-point gap and had to settle for a consolation losing bonus point for the close score.
It was Jersey’s second Championship defeat to Moseley this season, adding to the pressure to stay in this division.
• Full report in Monday’s Jersey Evening Post.