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Regarding the non event of yesterdays game against Loughborough. For those who were there it will not be a surprise of course, but for those who didn't attend these Championship games for whatever reason and there are many of course as we can't all travel, hopefully they will give an appreaciation of what can be done with a will to play a game of rugby.
Our opponents for Saturday - Fylde r.f.c.
In 1987 when the leagues were formed , some twelve clubs found themselves pulled out of the hat and involved in the third tier of the league structure which included both Fylde and Albion, and Fylde like Albion have seen some up and down movement since then with both clubs spending time in the 5th. level with Fylde in the Northern section and Albion of course in the Southern section. Fylde managed promotion out of the National Division Three North in the 2010 - 2011 season and without checking I believe Albion were getting promoted in about the 1998 - 1999 season whilst still at Beacon Park. The result being that currently they are the only two clubs in National One, the third tier that were in the original twelve clubs picked to found this division of the rugby leagues. Well done you two.
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Our opponents for Saturday - Bishops Stortford r.f.c.
We welcome Bishops Stortford r.f.c. for the return match at Brickfields having met them for the first time, at their ground at Silver Leys last September after they were one of three clubs promoted to National One having finished season 2016 - 2017 as Champions of National 2 South, when they won their final game of the season with a record attendance of 1,664. I mention this as it must have been a great occasion for the club not least because the official ground capacity is given as 1,600, so a few extra found their way in to give support to the team, well done.
Our opponents for Saturday - Old Albanian r.f.c.
This week we entertain Old Albanian's one of the clubs that our old mate Shanners has coached. They won promotion to National One for the 2012 - 2013 season finishing in 5th. place, their best finish to date, the following season after an admin error when they were deducted five points they went down by one point being promoted again the following season after a play off.
Our opponents for Saturday - Birmingham Moseley
We go to the second city this week to play Birmingham Moseley, our old bed fellows for a number of years when in the Championship trying to secure a firm foothold in the league. We have in Moseley yet another club formed from a cricket team named Havelock Cricket Club in 1873. The ties between cricket and rugby are very deep as we can see from the times this crops up just from the other clubs in our current league.
Our opponents for Saturday - Hull Ionions
We welcome Hull I's back to Brickfields again this week, at least it should be a bit warmer for them down here. They currently are in 11th. place in the league after having a five point win against Old Elthamians winning by 27 - 11, the same team that held us to a 17 - 17 draw here at Brickfields just a few weeks ago ! helping them to get a bit or a cushion between themselves and Loughborough who are in 14th. place.
Our opponents for Saturday - Ampthill r.f.c.
This week we are hosts to Ampthill r.f.c. Since Ampthill were promoted to National Division One for the 2015 - 16 season they have been in a player developement program with Saracens, as are Rosslyn Park who we played last week. In total Ampthill have in thier senior squad some forty players.
GARY LOVELL R.I.P.
On the occasion of the recent home game against Fylde r.f.c. a wake was held at Brickfields in honour of Gary Lovell one time Plymouth Albion player who was something of a larger than life character both on and off the pitch and someone who many many ex players and supporters can relate too. None more it seems than his fellow player the present owner of Albion Dave Venables who had a close friendship with Gary. The wake was well supported with a mix of about 140 ex players and friends present in his honour and the eulogy was read out by Kevin Norris shown in the above photo.
Match photo's from the Albion Ladies .v. Blackheath game
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