Defensive lapses cost Plymouth Albion a win says Dawe

Plymouth Albion

Defensive lapses cost Plymouth Albion a win at London Welsh, according to Albion chairman of rugby Graham Dawe.

The Devon club was leading 16-12 midway through the second half through a Bevon Armitage try and 11 points from the boot of James Love.

But Welsh hit back with two tries, and despite a late score from Gareth Evans, Albion went down 34-23.

"We played very well for majority of the game but a couple of defensive lapses allowed scores," Dawe said.

"Overall I'm pleased with the endeavour and attitude we showed," Dawe added.

Dawe is hopeful captain Sean-Michael Stephen will be fit for Friday's game against Rotherham, after kissed the trip to London with a hip injury.

"But Herbie Stupple came in and played really well, so it'll be a tough selection this weekend if Sean is available," he pointed out