Plymouth Albion / Rugby

Setter hopes Albion can start turning narrow losses into victories

Cameron Setter

SCRUM-HALF Cameron Setter hopes Plymouth Albion can start turning narrow defeats into victories.

Albion have suffered three losses this season, all by one score.

They encountered heart-break at Coventry’s Butts Park on Saturday when the home side scored a controversial converted try in the last minute of normal play to win 26-19.

The referee initially did not give the try because of a suspected forward pass but after speaking to his touch-judge he did award the score.

“It is tough to lose in that manner to a last minute try, but we’ve just got to review the game and move on,” said Setter.

“We’ve said we can’t have any excuses.

“If it is was forward or wasn’t, so be it, but it was a defensive lapse by us first and foremost. That is something we can fix.

“We don’t want to focus on their play. It is about us. We had it within us to pull away from them.”

He added: “We gave 100 per cent and that has to be a given from now on. But we just need that little bit of an edge.

“It is tough, but we’ve got the talent and skill. It is just little things, stuff that can change momentum. If we can just change those little things I think we’ll be fine.

“We’ll take any positives we can and then try and get rid of the negatives for next week.”

Setter, one of only four players who were at the club the whole of last season who stayed at Albion following their relegation from the Championship, continued: “Every week there is lots of improvements. Any mistakes we make each week we try to get rid of for the following week. We are getting there.”

In Albion’s three narrow defeats against Rosslyn Park, Hull Ionians and Coventry they had found themselves two scores down early on.

Setter said: “We need to come out with a bang. That will be our focus for next week.”

Albion have only lost once at home this season – a 16-15 defeat to last season’s runners-up Rosslyn Park. They will be hoping to continue their good form at Brickfields this Saturday when they host fellow former Championship side Esher.


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