‘Errors cost us at Tynedale’ - Holloway

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Old Albanian had too many unforced errors in Saturday’s one-point loss to Tynedale, according to head coach Andy Holloway.

OAs earned a single bonus point on their trip to the north east after they failed to overcome their own errors and lost 11-10.

“We’re disappointed with the performance,” said Holloway.

“We made far too many unforced errors to say we deserved to win the game. We could have, and perhaps should have, won but we made that many errors that we can’t turn around and say we deserved it.

“We defended well and create chances but we didn’t take care of the ball. We needed a bit more patience – that is what let us down.”

He added: “It wasn’t an effort thing – we showed fight and energy but the errors killed us. If we could have half those errors we would have won convincingly.

“To make that many mistakes and lose by a point is frustrating and disappointing. If we can half those errors we’ll cause teams problems.”

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Former Oaklands College rugby student George Perkins, who is a member of Saracens Academy, scored two late tries on Saturday and impressed his new coach.

“He took his first try very well after showing good support and his second was a good finish, too,” said Holloway.

“He had a good game and worked hard off the ball. He improved a lot since he got here.”