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The Team Bath Buccs 1st XI player says all is not lost in the title race...
Cardiff has not been a happy hunting ground for us this season and on Sunday we suffered our second defeat there in three weeks.
And while we almost completed an unbelievable comeback, in many ways getting a result would have covered up what was, on the whole, a very poor performance.
It wasn't the result we were after in our last league game before Christmas and it means we now have a wait of more than two months to reflect on it before we can get out and attempt to get our title campaign back on track.
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It leaves us four points adrift but not completely out of touch with the leading pack. As I've said before, I believe teams will continue taking points off one other and so I don't think we can be written off.
One thing that is for certain is that for the remainder of the season we'll need to show the fight that saw us almost salvage something from Sunday's game. It was disappointing that it took us being 5-0 down before we started to play.
It felt like we'd travelled back in time to that period earlier in the season where we seemed to go behind each week before battling back.
That said, we battled hard to find a way back into the game and we were almost rewarded for throwing everything at our opponents in the last ten minutes.
When the league resumes in February we will have to hit the ground running if we are to have any chance of winning the division.
We have the belief within the squad that we can win the league and we will certainly be training hard over the break to ensure we are able to give it our best shot.
We have won this division twice in the last three seasons. We know what it takes to win titles.
Pressure can do funny things to teams when it gets to the business end of the season and I believe if we can put a run together after Christmas we will be there or thereabouts come the final game of the season.