Definitely not down and out but will certainly require at least a five pointer and a few bits here and there. Most is not all clubs will be looking at hull as a five pointer and there after it won't make a difference as the main battle is between us and Roth. We will survive
One dimensional, ploughing a furrow down the middle of the pitch. It seemed Albion took 25 mins to identify this tactic and just waited for us to make errors. The one occasion we spread the ball across the field ( 1st half kicking with with the wind down hill) Mason Tonks went over for a superb try in the Club House corner, which proved that Albion could be undone against pace. This, however, was a rare show of flair and we reverted to our mid-field clustering. A significant period was just before half time when we bombarded the Albion line but after umteen phases down the middle we lost possession. It would be interesting to learn of the number of tackles made by Mose and it is little wonder they run out of steam.
So, 3 away on the trot. Time for us to find our early season form and 4 wins minimum from the 7 matches MAY see us safe. There are so many matches we have missed out on losers and winning bonuses. Losers bonus can no longer be in our plans.
On positive side no yellow cards. The period before halftime when we had a lot of possession on their line, we had to score but came away after a lot of grunt and effort. We scored a good try, but as said above, we are too one dimensional and I feel the opposition know our game plan early on. Plymouth's defence was excellent and their forwards always seem to make ground with ball. Cambridge next, see you there. Come on Mose....
Having the wind and slope with us hardly worked to our advantage in the 1st half. Kicks went wild and it worked against us at times. Little imagination in the play. The wingers must have no voices left after spending most of the afternoon calling for balls that never came - except for one notable time - superb try Mason.
Again, a last quarter valiant effort but we had given too much away by then.
When you look at remaining fixtures for us and Rotherham, we are far from safe - even with a game in hand.
I think the game epitomised what we are up against.
Commitment and passion - in abundance with Buster constantly leading the charge. Tactics - too obvious and we don't seem to have a plan B. Home advantage - good crowd but, as mentioned above, we simply didn't use the strong wind with some poor kicking from hand. Lines of running - we have some talented wingers but they were starved of the ball for much of the game. I lost count of the number of passes that were being received with the player virtually standing still.
Overall we have some great players who constantly put in an amazing shift. However, we also have a few that are probably not good enough for this Division.