Saumi satisfied with first half of season
COACH Nat Saumi insists he is relatively satisfied with how the first half of the season has gone for Plymouth Albion.
Albion, starting the campaign with one of the league's most stable squads, won four of their first five Championship matches, but have since just claimed one further win.
It means they only have one more win than they had at the same stage last season when the club sacked long-serving boss Graham Dawe.
But Saumi (pictured right) said: "We have won five out of 11 games so far and last season we only won six out of 22.
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"So to have done that (won five games) is quite good for the players.
"We go into the second half of the season knowing our target is to go beyond six."
Saumi, whose team have fallen into the bottom five, admits he might have a few selection headaches once the league does re-start again after Christmas. He made seven changes for Friday night's game and he felt the younger players on show at Kingston Park certainly took their chance to impress.
"Players like Lewis Warner, Tom Bowen, Toby, Harrison have matured really well," said Saumi. "It is nice to see that come the end of the first round they are playing very well. The second round will be very difficult for me to pick the team."