I went to the game today and to be honest from 5 mins in I feared the worst, Batley simply had far too much fire power all over the park for us, yes Stokes pegged us back time and time again but even without that honestly we were no match for the Dogs. Our forwards worked hard but did they break the line once ? Not that I can remember, How many off loads did they manage? maybe one at the most.
Honestly thought with a classy open field kicker like Browny in our ranks and a coach who knows that pitch inside out that for the first time in years we would go there with a real chance of at least a bonus point, instead they pinned us in our own 20 and we could not break out part from a kick to nothing. Their lads clearly wanted it and the way they ran onto the ball in both halves is a lesson we must learn quickly, even our better forwards lacked any go forward with the exception of Sully who was Knights MOM for me.
3 games in, two away from home and 4pts- would have still taken that before season kick-off so we shouldn't over react, however think we still need some more size if we want to try and compete with the top 6, backs look pacy enough when we decide to throw it wide.
Oh how I wish we had signed John Davies, absolutely outstanding player today, he was everywhere in defence and the dart out of the line to smash Presley was the sort of drive we are missing a little.
Heads up lads onto the next game.
Edited by ANDYPK, 17 February 2013 - 07:53 PM.