GRAHAM DAWE is disappointed Albion have been forced to postpone their development match with Exmouth that should have been played at Brickfields tonight.
Rain all day yesterday and during Saturday’s league match with Loughborough Student has left the Brickfields pitch, which has struggled to recover from the games against Darlington and Ampthill, in a heavy state.
With more rain forecast for this evening, director of rugby Dawe admitted they could not risk playing.
Dawe had been hoping to give some valuable game-time to Dan Pullinger, Elliot Bale, Cameron Setter, Gregory Sebastien and Andy Chesters and also have another look at young forwards Jim Massey, Shek Sherrif and Paul Hamber.
“The boys were desperate to play a game and we really tried hard to get it on,” said Dawe.
“But we had rain all day yesterday and with what is forecast today there comes a point when you can’t expect to play a game and expect the pitch to stand up for the rest of the season.
“There’s a double band of rain forecast today – around lunchtime and again this evening.”
“The weather has been pretty exceptional this season and we still don’t know what type of weather is around the corner.”
Albion hope to rearrange the match for the new year, when they also hope to entertain Taunton and travel across the Tamar to play Cornwall.