Harvey Biljon: Jersey boss backs players after Plymouth loss

By Brent PilnickBBC Sport
Harvey Biljon
Harvey Biljon took over as Jersey head coach in January 2014

Jersey boss Harvey Biljon has backed his players' decision making after their

The result ended a club-record run of four games without defeat since Jersey were promoted to the Championship.

Jersey had chances to get more points, notably when they went for a try rather than kicking for goal after a period of pressure at the end of the first half.

"I'll support my players' decisions on what we did there," Biljon told BBC Sport.

"You could have said we should have gone for goal but I think, at the time, the players felt it was the right decision.

"I thought we should have got reward from what was going on at the lineout, so there's a reason why they made the decisions they made.

"We didn't manage the game very well in the first half, we gave ourselves an opportunity in the second half but didn't take it."

In a game affected by a strong wind at Brickfields, Biljon felt his side did not execute their plans against the Championship's bottom side.

"We'll be disappointed and frustrated because we had a game plan in place that could have got us a result," he said.

"Unfortunately we didn't learn and we showed a little bit of naivety at times too.

"We didn't control the pitch as we had planned to, as we have done for the last few weeks.

"There were times in the first half when we didn't use the conditions very well, and in the second half I don't think our kicking was particularly very good."