Arnott happy to be among the tries but gutted at defeat
JACK ARNOTT trebled his try scoring tally by crossing twice in Albion's home defeat to Nottingham on Saturday.
The city teenager, who had just one try to his name before the weekend, touched down after just 28 seconds before adding another on 15 minutes.
That helped put Albion 15-0 up but they could not build on that brilliant start and ended up losing 31-22.
Arnott was disappointed his two early tries did not help Albion win.
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"For them to come back from 15 down is quite hard to swallow," said Arnott. "But we can take positives from the game.
"The boys are disappointed, but, hopefully, we can stay positive and we can bounce back.
"We will be looking to nail down our chances and get a win against Jersey (this coming weekend).
"It will be a big training week. Hopefully, we can go over there and get a result."
Both Arnott's tries were pretty impressive, but the former St Boniface and Ivybridge Community College pupil was modest about his efforts.
"They weren't my tries, they were team tries," he said. "I get put in the positions by the team. All I have to do is put the ball over the line."
His first try against Nottingham saw him break down the left wing before kicking ahead and winning the race for the ball.
His second saw him run in from 40 metres after fellow Plymouth-born youngster Henry Slade put him clear.
When asked which try he preferred, Arnott said: "Probably the first one, personally, but both were just as good."
Arnott, who came through Devonport Services ranks, was keen to praise his England Under-20 team-mate Slade, a former Ivybridge RFC junior, for his second try.
Although both players have come through Plymouth schools they are contracted with Exeter Chiefs who dual register them to Albion.
"Me and Sladey know each other quite well," said 19-year-old Arnott. "It is scary how close we are. We seem to read off the same script.
"Hopefully, there will be more of those link ups between us in the future."
Arnott and Slade, as well as Albion's other dual registered Chiefs players, could be recalled by Exeter next month for the LV=Cup.
"I'm just playing it by ear," said Arnott. "Obviously I would love to play in the LV Cup, but I am down here and I am available for Albion. Both clubs have got big games coming up. I'm just looking to play at either place. I just want to play."
Arnott is also hoping now that he has found a bit of try scoring form with three tries in three home games, he can keep it going.
"Hopefully, fingers-crossed," he said.