The effort and work rate was good today. Batley also tried to move the ball which is a step in the right direction and I hope it continues even though Batley made errors.
Leatherbarrow was making his first start after his injury so looked like a player playing his first game for a month and clearly needs a couple of games to get back up to speed.
Leak(halfback) and Chandler(centre) both put in a good shift playing out of position but lack the quality to play in these positions on a regular basis.
The result reinforced what the majority of supporters know. Batley need a halfback, a centre and a player who can organise/ run the game like Handforth or Black.
Surprised Brown spends so much time sat on the bench.
Based on current form and the lack of quality in the backs Batley will be relegated but it is a long season and Batley have got time to turn it around.
Surprised the club have not looked to Rugby Union with the season finishing for a halfback/centre. Must be a few ex- Rugby League players knocking about playing for teams in West Yorkshire.