Cornish All Blacks 10 Moseley 25

Moseley earned their head coach's praise after putting two resounding league losses behind them to respond with a victory at a daunting venue where they have never previously won.

Ian Smith professed himself pleased with his team's result although he admitted they could have easily taken a try bonus, as well as four National One points, from their trip to Cornish All Blacks.

Scores from Charlie Sharples, Oliver Atkinson and a penalty try gave the Billesley Common outfit their third win in five games and was the perfect response to recent thrashings by Northampton Saints and Exeter Chiefs.

Sharples, the loaned Gloucester wing, finished off a well-worked move midway through the first period and his team were also awarded another seven points by the referee.

Two penalties from Matt Jones then made it 18-3 at the break before an athletic piece of work by Canadian international Oliver Atkinson (right) saw the lock scamper 25 metres to the line for a second-half score which sealed the win.

"It was a good result," Smith said. "It is a difficult place to play because of where it is. It's a long old haul to get down there which can unsettle a few teams.

"It was important we got a result. People talked about us having played what are possibly the best two teams in the division and taken two quite heavy defeats, so we had to prove we could bounce back and get some more positive results.

"In the first half, we should have had a lot more points and would have, but for some silly individual errors but in the second half we got frustrated and were dragged into a kicking duel."

One downside was a foot injury picked up by Paul Arnold, who is now unlikely to play any part in the game against Newbury next weekend. :