Much-improved performance for Old Albanian softens disappointment of Ampthill defeat
- Credit: Archant
Old Albanian supporters wanted a performance from their side after the traumatic events of the previous Saturday so they will not be too disappointed with this close 28-24 loss against ambitious Ampthill.
They scored three tries to the hosts’ four, something that made head coach Gavin Hogg a much happier man than he was seven days earlier.
OAs shocked Ampthill by taking a 14-0 lead after five minutes through Danny Hartwell and Reuben Bird-Tulloch, both converted by Dan Watt.
They were still ahead at half-time, 14-7, but Ampthill started forcefully and had another two converted tries to their name by 60 minutes.
Watt’s penalty reduced the OA deficit before Ampthill’s fourth and final try.
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But Oliver Morris had the last word, again converted by Watt, bringing a deserved losing bonus point.
League leaders Coventry will supply the next test for Hogg’s improving side on Saturday.
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