Bristol win is a springboard for Moseley - Kevin Maggs

Kevin Maggs
Maggs succeeded Ian Smith as Moseley coach this summer

Moseley's head coach Kevin Maggs believes the shock win over Bristol could be the spur that sees his team move up the Championship table.

It was only a second league win of the season for the Birmingham club and it knocked Bristol off top spot.

"We've always known we can play. It's just that we haven't put it together for 80 minutes," Maggs told BBC WM.

"Beating Bristol, one of my former clubs, at Billesley, and they're top of the league, it's fantastic for us."

Moseley are facing the prospect of playing in the relegation play-offs for the third season in succession having survived at the expense of local rivals Coventry and Birmingham & Solihull over the last two years.

But Maggs believes the squad can rebound from a difficult opening to the current campaign.

"We have got pretty much a new squad and we've had a lot of disruption with injuries and suspensions and things like that," he noted. "It's really only the last couple of weeks we've had a full squad to choose from."

This weekend the former Ireland centre will take a look at some of his fringe players as Moseley head to south Wales to take on Cross Keys in the British & Irish Cup.

But Maggs is convinced they can find their way out of the bottom four in the Championship over the second half of the season.

"We've got to worry about ourselves now and our performances and the individuals' performances and we need lots more Moseley fans to come down to Billesley Common and support us."