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Geoff Says

| 15/01/2019

Geoff Says…

Bridgwater and Albion notched up their fourth successive victory on Saturday when they beat Devonport Services 14-7 in a tough game.

Reflecting on the game director of rugby Geoff Sluman said:”This match proves that the league tables don’t lie. Before the match we were in fifth place with Devonport Services sixth, with less league points between us than a win as the gap was just three points. That suggested the teams were very evenly matched after the previous 15 rounds.

“The game played out as a very closely contested encounter. It was a battle of defences for large parts of the game with both teams defending to a very high standard.

“It was by no means a stale game but both sides had to work exceptionally hard to break down the other. In no way can we be considered lucky to get the result, we had to work exceptionally hard to get it, all of our players stuck to the task well and eventually our pressure told.

“Working hard and keeping discipline helps produce your own fortune, but that should not be confused with luck. This win gives us another four league points, and we remain in fifth position but have obviously opened up the gap which is now six points between ourselves and Services who remain sixth.”

Looking ahead to this coming weekend Geoff said: “Next week we travel to Gloucestershire to visit Coney Hill, who have not won a game yet this season, so on paper we should get a result.

“The first thing we have to do is win, before getting carried away with any bonus point ideas and that is the message we will be delivering to the squad. To do that we will have to play well.

“Coney Hill are a team competing in the same league us, they will be 18 men who train and work hard together several times a week and who want to win against us. If you fail to pay them respect you will likely get caught out so we need to approach the game as professionally as we would against any other team.”

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