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PLYMOUTH Albion face the first of three 'cup finals' tomorrow when they entertain Moseley at Brickfields in the Championship (kick-off 3pm).

Graham Dawe's side know the only way they can guarantee a place in the promotion play-offs is to win their final three matches. Anything less will leave them relying on results elsewhere.

Albion dropped down to ninth in the table last weekend, on points difference, following their frustrating defeat at Doncaster and Bristol's win over London Welsh.

However, they and Bristol - Albion's opponents next week - are level on points having played the same number of games and won the same number of matches.

Chairman of rugby Graham Dawe is hoping Albion will get a good crowd tomorrow to try and help them sneak a win over a Moseley side, who will arrive in confident mood after their 42-16 win over Birmingham & Solihull.

"This is certainly an important fixture in the calendar," said Dawe. "And the team do respond to a lot of support. Hopefully, people will turn up and try and get us over the finish line."

Albion will also be hoping to find a clinical edge. Last week at Doncaster they had enough possession and territory to win the game, but they failed to take their chances.

"We have been playing well but not finishing off our chances," added back Kieran Hallett. "We have to put that right.

"We just have to go out and do a job this weekend."

Lock Tom Skelding added: "We have been talking about having a cup final mentality now. We just have to cut down on our errors and play to our ability."

Tickets for tomorrow's game start at 13 for adults and 1 for children. They are available at

Albion (from): K Hallett, M Lee, B Mercer, K Fisilau, S Tu'ipulotu, S Johns, C Mitchell, F McLoughlin, A Davies, T Kessell, R Cushion, G Porter, D Morton, R Hopkins, G Evans, G O'Meara, R Freestone, D Collier, R Copeland, T Skelding, T Hotson, S-M Stephen, W Sprangle, R Watts-Jones, A Carpenter.

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