We're allowed to celebrate tries, especially ones that secure us valuable league points!
Perhaps it's more a reflection of how far Batley have come that visiting sides are pleased to come away with a bonus point?
We have a young, inexperienced team and were missing five players who'd normally be automatic picks in our 17, so to come away with something was an unexpected bonus. Though I do think on balance we deserved it.
Thought Morton was excellent apart from his error in the second half, but he wasn't alone in making individual mistakes.
Decision making poor at times. Trying to kick for touch from a tap 20 in the first half was an unnecessary risk after we'd just defended back to back sets.
Watkinson's ill-fated flirtation with the touchline from the second half kick-off set us back, as did his high tackle immediately after Batley had gone 10-6 up. Silly errors in judgement, but they are young players and the composure will hopefully come.
Thought we were unlucky to have a try chalked off as there didn't appear to be a shove.
Goalline defence very good. Moved up quickly but as a line and forced them to resort to solo efforts for the most part.
Few shouts from the terraces that there was too much one up rugby from us, but I felt it was working and we were winning the forward battle.
Batley made too many yards from broken play. Greg Johnson looks an excellent player and with Potts and Campbell, they probably have one of - if not the - best back threes in the league.
They're also great at getting 'a roll on' from dummy half, and perhaps we could have been more wise to this after they did it to us last time.
Tebb and Schofield did very well when they came on. Good to know that we have those options with Wright out of action and question marks over O'Brien's availability.
Barrow next week is a big game! Up the Rams!
Edited by Tom Coates, 03 June 2013 - 09:10 AM.