Plymouth Albion / Rugby

Koteczky hopes Albion can keep their form going

Marc KoteczkyCENTRE Marc Koteczky is hoping Plymouth Albion can keep their form going for the rest of the season.

Albion beat Coventry 29-18 on Saturday to make it seven wins from their last eight National One matches.

“It’s the most I’ve won at Albion,” said Koteczky, who in his second season at the club. “It’s good, but we just have to keep the ball rolling.”

He added: “We’ve got Esher next and obviously the last time we played them was disappointing so it would be nice to go up there and give it a good crack and come home with four or five points.”

Esher sit fourth in the table just four points ahead of sixth-placed Albion. Both teams have got 12 victories to their name this term.

Koteczky believes there were lots of positives from Plymouth’s win over Coventry to take into this coming weekend’s game at Esher.

The Australian back, who scored the crucial final try on Saturday, felt it was one of Albion’s most consistent displays this season, particularly at home, where they had lost to Hull Ionians in their previous outing.

“It is always nice to win at home in front of a big crowd,” said Koteczky.

“Hull was disappointing and we then we got a last minute win against Fylde, so it was nice to be consistent throughout the game.

“I think all the backs scored, which in those conditions is rare. I thought we all did well collectively as a team. I thought our defence in the backs was a lot better the week before. It was a good improvement.”

Albion have only had one match played in dry conditions since October – away at Blackheath.

Koteczky said: “I think we might have to wait until the last game of the season in April to get another. I think the dry weather suits our game better but I think we are adapting quite well now to the tough conditions.”

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