Late breakaways sees Albion home
SHORN of eight frontline players through injuries and other absences, Bishop’s Stortford were unable to hold out against Plymouth.
Stortford were undaunted by the powerful opposition, scoring a well-deserved try after seven minutes through James Apperley, following great work in midfield by Nick Hankin and Johnny Neville.
Tom Banks converted and then added a penaltyfive minutes later.
But Plymouth came into the game and only some heroic home defence held them out until Eoghan Grace touched down from a driving maul.
Dan Mugford converted, as he did 18 minutes later, when Tom Hendrickson crashed over.
Stortford though, surged back and a quick penalty by Sam Coleman allowed Sam Winter to force his way over.
Plymouth came out for the restart much improved, dominating possession and territory for long periods.
Initially, they settled for a score-levelling penalty, but became more expansive, after a 55th-minute converted try to George Mills.
Breakaway tries after 60 and 78 minutes by Matthew Shepherd and Matt Crosscombe rounded off a deserved Plymouth win by a flattering margin.
Acrobatic: Simon Uzokwe of Darlington Mowden Park dives over for his first try