This is going to be tough. After our heroics at Whitehaven I fancied a bonus point here but Sheffield brought us back down to earth with an awesome display. I think we're still struggling to gel as a team, much like we did in our first season. Nevertheless I'll go for Fax 26, Cru 18.
Posted 08 May 2014 - 08:46 AM
Looking forward to the trip up to Fax and a Shandy in the 3 Pigeons probably.
Can see us leaving there with a win but a BP would be nice, so I'll go 22-16 to Fax.
Posted 08 May 2014 - 08:45 PM
Our trip up to Halifax last year was a very enjoyable day, I don't think it will be this time Halifax 40- 12 crusaders, the league is throwing up a few surprises though mostly from teams fielding quality duel reg players although rochdale seem to be doing well without to much help. We need to gel as a team like they have quickly or we could be all but relegated by late June. Sort it out cru
Posted 09 May 2014 - 09:48 PM
Lets be honest - most of us knew that this year was always going to be a struggle and then there's the added pressure of 5 teams being demoted. We were always going to struggle against Sheffield, Featherstone and Halifax. Leigh have spent a huge amount on their squad and Doncaster have found a great spell of form. We need to competitive with the rest and so far only Rochdale has been the game we should have won but didn't
Halifax have been there or there about for the last couple of seasons BUT have struggled to get points of teams they would expect to - particularly away.
I'd agree that NW Cru aren't the finished item yet but the potential is there as we saw in Whitehaven. I am going to be positive and put us down for a win. 22 - 26 to Crusaders.
Posted 10 May 2014 - 06:51 AM
As for the team gelling, yes its not the finished article but its going to have to be soon or its going to be too late!
Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:00 AM
Posted 12 May 2014 - 06:34 AM
Well that was a pleasant surprise, well done the lads. The Fax fans on RLF are saying its cos they played bad rather than us being good. Couldn't make the game myself so how did we play?
Posted 12 May 2014 - 08:10 AM
Defensibly very well and took 2 of the three real chances that came our way, they threw everything at us for the first 25mins but we held strong, it wasn't that they played badly IMO they just couldn't break the Cru' defence.
Posted 12 May 2014 - 09:02 AM
A top defensive effort from all our players at Halifax. It was exhausting to watch so heaven knows what it was like for the players - they must be drained, I'm glad I was positive in my posts - the only one who predicted a close win for the Cru!!
Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:04 AM