Aston blasts Sheffield’s attitude

You’d think scoring 48 points would be satisfactory for any coach.

However, Sheffield Eagles chief Mark Aston blasted his side’s mentality after their 48-26 victory over Swinton Lions.

Two tries from Ben Blackmore helped Sheffield to victory, who as a result sit second in the Championship. However, Aston was livid with the display his side churned out.

“We are miles away from where I want us to be,” Aston told the Sheffield Star.

“We scored 48 points which everyone will be quite happy with, but we let 26 points in which is not good enough. We were sloppy, we started the game like that and then we were disrespectful at the end there as well.

“I warned them that Swinton were a good team. I watched their opening three games and John Duffy has got them playing well. They throw the ball about, they challenge you and if you are not on your game they can cause you problems and they did. We are miles away, our attitude stinks and I’ve told them that.

“We think that we can switch the light on and then switch it off. I don’t cop that.

“I want to coach people who want to play for long periods, and at this moment in time we are playing in fits and starts and we seem to be happy about that. Well, I’m not.

“We were relieved that we got the result, we wanted the points, but it was not vintage by Sheffield Eagles that is for certain.”