The gamble didn't pay off!!!!!!!
The coaching staff gambled and that gamble back fired with a draw that puts us in the play offs.
Yes, the merry whistle blower was appalling and I think the ref's integrity must be called into question after Bloomfield was unlawfully challenged off the ball which lead to a All Golds Try and when Bloomfield complained he was sin binned by Bloom. .
The todays performance was decided before a ball was kicked. The coaches decision to play an untested half back partnership clearly showed. Ratty has been a great servant to the club but for me you always play your strongest squad and you don't rest your regular half backs unless you have to. There was too many changes to todays team. I am a massive fan of David Cookson but he missed tackles today, the half backs didn't create an offensive attacking plays. the defence was very good, we played 15 to 20 mins of the second half with 12 players. Another decision that COST us the game was allowing none regular kickers take the conversations. We missed 3 conversations which cost us the game. I can not knock the level of commitment by the players.
I would like to know the penalty count, All Golds interfered with every play the ball but that was ignored by ref.
NWC are not going to loss two matches so I predict the playoffs again and we all know our record in that run of games.
I am disappointed that we dropped a point against the bottom of the league but to be fair All Gold played well against Oldham's 12 men.
The coaching staff need to chalk this game up to experience.
Bad day at the office considering we attracted another 1000+ crowd.
Edited by oldham13, 11 August 2013 - 04:57 PM.