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PREVIEW: Plymouth Albion

Published on 21st February 2014 by Tom Tainton

Plymouth visit the Mem

Plymouth Albion will look to bounce back from defeat against London Scottish in the Greene King IPA Championship against Bristol at the Memorial Stadium on Sunday (3pm KO).

The Brickfields outfit - who travel to the Memorial Stadium on Sunday for the rearranged clash - saw last weekend's fixture with Jersey postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Albion went down 38-27 to high-flying London Scottish in their last outing, fighting back from a 19-0 deficit to frighten the hosts at the Richmond Athletic Ground.

James Shanahan's men did end their barren home run at the beginning of February, beating London Welsh 36-15 in a stunning bonus point display.

The victory over the Exiles was the first win for Plymouth since a 20-5 defeat of Ealing Trailfinders in early November.

Since then, Plymouth suffered a narrow 15-10 loss versus Nottingham at Meadow Lane, before back-to-back home defeats to Bedford (16-27) and Rotherham Titans (17-28).

A boxing day 3-10 reversal at the hands of Cornish Pirates followed, while Plymouth came within minutes of a first home win of the campaign against Leeds, only to go down 14-15.

Top try scorer Tom Bowen - who touched down at Meadow Lane - plundered a hat-trick when Bristol made the trip to Brickfields earlier in the season.

Following Sunday's game, Plymouth host Nottingham (Feb 28) before a trip to Goldington Road to play Bedford Blues (Mar 8).