London Scottish 35-3 Moseley
Mark Bright says London Scottish are in a great position to secure a Championship semi-final spot following a convincing 35-3 bonus point win over Moseley on Saturday.
Third-placed Scottish ran in five tries at the Richmond Athletic Ground and have now moved 12 points ahead of fourth-placed Nottingham.
Bright, the league’s top try scorer, scored his 18th and 19th tries of the season adding to the 15 points scored by fly-half Peter Lydon and tries from Jamie Stevenson and Harry Sloan.
“It’s a very pleasing win, the boys applied themselves really well and the rewards paid off in the second half,” he said.
“We had to grind things out in that first half and the most pleasing part was actually restricting Moseley to just three points after we lost to them in November.
“We’re taking nothing for granted but with a handful of games left we’re sitting third and if we keep winning we’ll be there at the end of the season.”
The result was a perfect response to last week’s disappointing draw at Plymouth, but the game didn’t start well for The Scots, with Moseley taking the lead within five minutes.
However, the long-range penalty effort from fly-half Will Hooley was the only points Moseley scored on the day as Scottish began to show their true strength.
Bright scored after good work by the forwards sent a powerful attacking maul surging towards the line.
Scottish’s second try came just before half time when Sloan was sent flying through a gap in the Moseley defence.
Scrum-half Stevenson scored a third try after a defensive error, with fly-half Lydon keeping his perfect conversion record for the game.
With the score at 21-3, the bonus point for The Scots came not long after with another driving maul sending over Bright for his second try of the day.
The final try came courtesy of an interception by Lydon, who was able to gallop over from 30m out.
After making it a perfect five out of five from the kicking tee, The Exiles settled for a 32-point winning margin, despite having more chances to score.
Scottish have a week off before heading to Jersey in a fortnight in their next match, a trip that Bright is already relishing.
“It’ll be another tough game as they are very good at home but we’re all looking forward to it,” Bright added.
“We’ll have a few days off but then it’s all about a big push for the rest of the season.”