Plymouth Albion are relegated from the Championship

Plymouth Albion
Plymouth Albion have won just three league matches all season

Plymouth Albion have been relegated from the Championship after a 29-0 loss at second-from-bottom Moseley.

The home side led 11-0 at half-time after a try from Nathan Williams and two penalties from Will Hooley.

Hooley kicked two more penalties after the break along with tries for Tom Collins and Ed Siggery as Moseley eased their way to survival.

The defeat ends Albion's 13-year stay in the second tier of English rugby after winning promotion in 2002.

Albion's cause was not helped with player-coach Rhys Oakley suffering a broken leg and fellow back-row Iain Grieve suffering a concussion.

Plymouth Albion's season of struggle
Albion have won just three league matches all season.
The club almost went into administration in January.
Head coach James Shanahan was sacked at the end of March after defeat by Cornish Pirates, with Graham Dawe taking over rugby responsibilities.

"It's hugely disappointing," director of rugby Graham Dawe told BBC Radio Devon.

"I thought we put a good effort in and there were good parts of the game, but there were too many unforced errors in the first half.

"The task from here is to put some pride in the shirt next week against Doncaster."

The loss will also seriously affect funding at the financially-stricken club, which

The will lose its central funding from the Rugby Football Union, which is due to

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