A ninth consecutive win, five league points and one step closer to promotion it may have been but Moseley head coach Ian Smith was far from satisfied with his side's 28-10 win over Henley.

Despite the fact his side could be within two victories of elevation to National One, Smith yesterday expressed his exasperation at the paucity of his team's display at Dry Leas on Saturday.

Although Moseley scored four tries they struggled to subdue their hosts for much of the first half and had to rely on pieces of individual brilliance rather than well constructed attacks.

"We did not create any pressure, the result swung on a few individual decisions which were very good ones but our build-up play was not acceptable," Smith said.

"From the club's point of view the win is important, but from a coach's point of view you want to make sure the boys are performing at their optimum.

"Some playes are drifting in and out of games and when we are a few points up we let opponents get back into the match.

"I have just looked at the video and it was awful. It gets on your nerves a little bit repeating yourself."

He was, however, willing to accept the presence of mitigating circumstances. Henley played above themselves and Moseley still won despite the fact they are in the midst of a staccato sequence of games with free weekends disrupting their rhythm.

"We got the result and five points which was largely due to individual decisions and skills from certain players rather than a team effort," he said.

"We had a week off and that does not help the focus or continuity and there were other games going on, like internationals and the rest of it."

The news on prop Dan Howick is not too bad. The tighthead was taken off at Dry Leas after sustaining a neck injury but a trip to hospital cleared him of any serious damage. The loan player will return to Bristol to be assessed and he is unlikely to feature against Orrell this weekend.

Meanwhile across the city Pertemps Bees are set to welcome back flanker Tu Tamarua for their National League One game against Otley at Sharmans Cross Road on Saturday.

The former Harlequins and Swansea blindside has not played since he strained a knee ligament in the home victory over Exeter Chiefs last month.

Having sat out the defeats at Cornish Pirates and at home to Bedford Blues last week, Tamarua is set to reclaim his place in the back row from the injured Duncan White.

Former England prop Rob Hardwick is set to make his first start against Otley. Hardwick came off the bench for his debut against Cornish Pirates and also played as a replacement against Bedford.

He is expected to fill the gap left in the front row by Jason Hobson who suffered a neck injury against Bedford and who has now been ruled out for a mandatory three-week period because of concussion.