Plymouth Albion suffer defeat at Nottingham
Nottingham...30 Plymouth Albion...22
PLYMOUTH Albion suffered an eighth consecutive Championship defeat on Sunday when they lost 30-22 to Nottingham at Meadow Lane.
In truth, the final score flattered Albion, who were second best for much of the game against a good Nottingham team.
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However, two tries in injury-time by Aaron Carpenter and Rhodri McAtee gave the score-line a much better look for Nat Saumi's side.
Third-placed Nottingham scored two tries in the first 15 minutes with wingers Ryan Hough and Alex Lewington crossing.
Fortunately for Albion James Alridge was having an off-day with the boot and he missed both conversions and a fourth-minute penalty.
Nottingham did go 17-0 up when Hough scored a second try on 30 minutes.
But Albion went in at the break just seven points behind after a 39th minute penalty from Paul Roberts and an injury-time length-of-the-field breakaway try by Tom Bowen that Roberts converted.
Alridge kicked a penalty after the interval before Hough claimed Nottingham's fourth try and his hat-trick.
An Alridge penalty on 53 minutes made it 30-10 to Nottingham.
Despite the home side having Alex Shaw sin-binned on 61 minutes, it looked like the game would finish 30-10 but Carpenter scored a second Albion try in the sixth minute of injury-time before McAtee crossed with the last move of the match.