One-sided encounter hands Old Albanian a tough opening loss

PUBLISHED: 09:32 07 September 2017 | UPDATED: 09:32 07 September 2017

Jono Midghall in action for the Old Albanians. Picture: KARYN HADDON

Jono Midghall in action for the Old Albanians. Picture: KARYN HADDON

Archant

An entire season’s worth of misfortune was visited on Gavin Hogg’s Old Albanian charges as their attempts to keep the maurauders of Rosslyn Park at bay in the opening game of the new National One campaign ended in a 58-0 defeat.

Too often it has been said that if you keep doing what you are doing and expect different results an element of lunacy must be expected.

Whilst madness is not suspected here, far too much of the OA approach was predictable and Park latched onto this fact very early in a one-sided encounter.

Tight play was probably the only facet of the OA game which will comfort the coaching team; nothing was lost in the tight scrum against weightier opponents and two line-outs were stolen in fortuitous circumstances.

As the scoreline indicates none of this helped the Albanian cause.

A trip to Ampthill is next up on Saturday but OA’s new squad now know what is expected in National One.

More news stories

Yesterday, 16:46

Brave jumpers will splash into 2019 by bearing a freezing cold outside pool for charity.

Yesterday, 14:36

A shop in St Albans has been named the best independent spirits business at the “Oscars of the drink industry”.

Yesterday, 13:25

St Albans MP Anne Main has toured a number of city pubs which have been badly affected by a business rate increase.

Yesterday, 13:13

If you fancy a good laugh, a comedy club night returns to a St Albans venue this week with a quality line-up of four stand-ups.

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Herts Advertiser weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy