Not sure how Watkinson got MOM - thought he was quit anonymous - not the only one though. Stand out back for me was Scott, who looks to have put on a bit of pace and had a "penny in his pocket" for most of the match. Think we need Brown on the field from the start and at stand off - wasted on the bench. Hope we keep Platt for a bit - quiet yesterday but has proven class and experience. Kicking game still woeful and needs sorting. All in all though, a win is a win and gives us a little (but not much) breathing space. Not too worried about the crowd, as it was up against the magic weekend, and on a bank holiday, and I wouldn't be surprised given the weather if some didn't go to Headingley to watch our traditional summer sport.
I reckon most just stayed at home with a barbecue and the telly. A worryingly low attendance all the same, despite other attractions, and poor reward for those working so hard to make the club successful.
Scott played better but I guess that you missed him going awol once again when Swinton scored in the corner as it was in front of the South stand as distinct from the cosy seats. I thought Morton's efforts were outstanding and would have given him the MoM but generally most played OK and we deserved the win, just. Why we try to throw away winning leads still baffles me though: we were comfortably 12 points in the lead with a couple of minutes remaining when we forced a pass in midfield for no apparent reason, then after conceding that try we try a grubber kick with the clock ticking down. Still, I suppose if Kevin Sinfield thinks it's a good tactic who am I to criticise?
I must confess to some confusion regarding coaching decisions though. We are short in the forwards and don't appear to be making too much headway with the props, with Azue useful as an impact player but not a 50 minute man, yet there is no place for Lillicrop in the side (I believe that he isn't carrying any injury). We appear to be very unstructured in attack with no moves to speak of and all in one line/bunch depending upon circumstances. Either the players are incapable of dummy runs or told not to make them but we very rarely create any gaps in the opposition defence.
Still we needed a win, and we got it, although I can't go to the Mount next week with unbridled optimism - it really depends which Dewsbury team shows up on the day.
I don't like to criticise referees, so I won't.
Edited by Blind side johnny, 27 May 2013 - 10:22 AM.