Putt stars as Albion end wait for a league victory
The Herald|October 18, 2021
ENTERING their sixth fixture of the National League One campaign, it would have taken a brave Albion supporter to predict a home win.
CHRIS BENTLEY Rugby Union correspondent

PLYMOUTH ALBION...................34

BIRMINGHAM MOSELEY............12

Visitors to The Brickfields, Birmingham Moseley, had four wins to Albion’s zero and boasted a strong team including former Premiership star Ashley Johnson in their XV.

Fortunately for the Ocean City faithful, Damian Welch’s team had not read the script and took the honours with a convincing 34-12 win.

After a mauling at Cinderford last week, Albion took to the game with a renewed vigour to the warm applause of another bumper Brickfields attendance. With no wind, unseasonably warm weather and a few new faces in the team, Albion controlled the first period of the game with probing attacks spanning the width of the pitch.

Outside backs Shea Cornish and Frankie Nowell were especially threatening as the Midlanders’ defence was continually tested on either edge. Up front, the arrival of Cornish reinforcements Will Gibson and Edd Scragg were also proving very useful with Scragg particularly impressive generalling what had been a malfunctioning line-out.

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