Frustration for coach Hallett and Albion
A disappointing last-minute penalty for Darlington lost the game for Plymouth Albion last Saturday – so the team are determined to end their threegame losing streak at Brickfields when old friends Rosslyn Park are the visitors today.
Head coach Kieran Hallett was happy with the initial start from Albion at Darlington – and being 12-0 up should have put them in with a good chance of taking the points. But a late penalty for Darlington made the result a very disappointing one.
Hallett said: “It’s extremely frustrating that we have only won four games out of 11 – but the games we have lost have been close.
“We need some better decision making at times to try and capitalise when we have opportunities.
“We’re really not a million miles away. We know we are not playing as god as we can, we are in these games right to the death and it’s only going to take a little bit of fine detail here and there to turn the narrow losses into wins.
“A month ago our discipline and line-outs were really poor, but in the last three games they have been really good, so we are ready for the game on Saturday and will be trying to put our complete performance together. We will approach it in the same way as we always do. I’m not too bothered as to who is where in the league.
“Every game we have been in has been tight and I don’t doubt that it will carry on this way for the season.”
Rosslyn Park are currently sixth in National League One and only ten points ahead of Albion, No one team is running away with the league yet.
Hallett added: “We have more players available to us this week, and it’s difficult for us to chop and change the team much when the players are not doing an awful lot wrong.”