London Scottish 23
If Moseley are to secure their Championship status, and even after a first defeat of the play-off campaign there is no reason to think otherwise, they will look back on the work they have done in the 80th minute and recognise it's importance.
Just as they robbed Plymouth of a loss bonus with a last gasp Ollie Thomas penalty in their first game, here they nicked one of their own as Neil Mason finished off a last play attack with his fifth try of the season. A score that was as clinical as it was patient.
They will, perhaps, rue the point that got away as Thomas was well short with a kick that would have given them the draw they feel they deserved, which came after the rare occurrence of scoring a try, kicking a conversion and then restarting the game with a penalty following foul play in the Scottish 22.
But at 20-6 down with half an hour left anything would have been better than nothing and while their rivals might have expected them to slip up in Richmond, they resolutely refused to do so significantly and Moseley also leave with the knowledge that they have an answer to the power with which London Scottish had mowed them down twice in the regular season.
This time they were not intimidated and by and large their set-piece stood up well, although Marshall Gadd has probably had more comfortable afternoons.
They will be optimistic if not over-confident about beating the Exiles at the fourth time of asking when the sides meet at Billesley Common in the penultimate fixture.
Especially if they look back at the points that got away in this match, particularly in the first half which was characterised by Moseley dictating for long periods without showing sufficient composure in the hosts 22.
They also lacked accuracy in defence during the opening 40 and mercurial home wing Gerard Mullen twice found space to score in the left corner.
With Mugford kicking his goals and Scottish looking dangerous in broken play it appeared as though it would be another unhappy day at the Athletic Ground. Even more so when Mugford extended the lead to 14 in the 47th minute.
But when Brad Hunt intercepted Mark Brights pass and scampered 30m to cut the deficit to seven Moseley had something to defend. Which is what they tried to do.
Inevitably that was to lead to trouble and in the closing stages their discipline let them down as Chevvy Pennycook, Dan Sanderson and the otherwise exemplary David Lyons all conceded penalties in their own half.
Mugford missed one shot at the sticks and Scottish messed up a couple of catch and drive opportunities only for James Brown to clip an adroit drop goal to make it 23-13.
And just when it looked as though his side's physical and emotional investment would go unrewarded Mason bashed his way through to secure the point that keeps them one ahead of Plymouth and five clear of Esher.
SCOTTISH: Peel; Gosio, Westren, Hayter, Mullen; Mugford (Brown J 65), Amor (Heeks 11); Clarke (Johnson 57), Kwasnicki (Standfield 61), Liffchak, Karonias (Thomas B 75), Brown, Kleeberger, Kellard, Bright. Replacements: MacKenzie, Grove
MOSELEY: Carter (Robinson 71); Thomas, King, Reay, Hunt; Davies (Hughes 65), Brown S; Gadd, Caves, Quigley, Spivey (Sanderson 71), Lyons, Mason, Ellery, Pennycook (Pons 70). Replacements: ODonnell, Thomas C, De La Harpe
Referee: Paul Knowles (RFU)