Mor­ris: It’s a big chal­lenge

Western Daily Press - - Rugby -

CIN­DER­FORD are look­ing to bounce back from what boss Paul Mor­ris has de­scribed as their ‘least con­vinc­ing per­for­mance for over a year’.

The sev­enth-placed Foresters en­ter­tain Ply­mouth Albion, who are 11th, at the Beavis Me­mo­rial Ground to­mor­row af­ter dif­fer­ing re­sults a week ago.

While Cin­der­ford were slip­ping to a dis­ap­point­ing de­feat away to Esher, Ply­mouth recorded a bonus-point vic­tory over league lead­ers Caldy at home.

Cin­der­ford direc­tor of rugby Mor­ris said: “The league is still very con­densed with just 12 points cov­er­ing 15 of the 16 clubs.

“If we’d won last Satur­day we’d have gone top. As it was, it was prob­a­bly our least con­vinc­ing per­for­mance for over a year.

“We didn’t de­serve to win as we lacked any edge and we strug­gled for co­he­sion. Our kick­ing game was poor and we coughed up far too many turnovers.”

Af­ter back-to-back de­feats, Mor­ris says his team need no more mo­ti­va­tion against a Ply­mouth side that fin­ished third in Na­tional League One last sea­son.

“We un­der­stand the chal­lenge that Ply­mouth present,” he said.

“They were third in the league last sea­son and are clearly a very good team. They present a very phys­i­cal chal­lenge.

“If we’re not up for that chal­lenge then we’re not go­ing to win. But I have no doubt we will be.”

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