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Geoff Says

| 28/01/2019

Bridgwater and Albion director of rugby Geoff Sluman was pleased with the performance that the squad put in against Keynsham on Saturday- a result that sees them move up to third in the table.

“Overall we are very pleased with the performance. In league rugby the result means everything but when a squad is developing sometimes the performance means just as much. Yes it was another win , and a win where we gained the maximum five league points by getting the bonus point for the four tries, but there were other things hidden within.”

Geoff went on: “What I mean by that is that it was the famous saying of a game of two halves. We played exceptionally well in the first half and went in at half time 23-3 up, so to have a final score of 26-3 some may think we took it easy in the second half. But we played with the conditions in the first half. If anything the wind picked up after the break and we had to face a second half against the elements. That is where the squad did so well, to not concede any points in that second half and full 80 minutes without conceding a try demonstrates how responsive this group of players are to the things we are trying to do.

“Don’t get me wrong, it was a good 80 minute performance but the second half showed great determination. May be in past games we would have let things slip a little and perhaps give ourselves the excuse that we were playing against the wind too. However, the group are taking the attitude of “nothing being a problem” and are prepared to work even harder to get a result.”

“The win puts us third in the league table – on points difference with St Ives. However, as I have said previously, we know we have some tough challenges ahead with away games to league leaders Okehampton and second place Launceston so we are not getting carried away and know what we have to do.”

Geoff added: ” We have no league game next week but will be training hard and have the opportunity to develop a few more things.”

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