Marshall disappointed with Fax defeat

Halifax head coach Richard Marshall was frustrated with his side’s 28-26 defeat to Swinton.

With nine minutes remaining, Fax thought they had won the game with Hull FC-bound Nick Rawsthorne scored in the corner. However, the Lions regained possession and won it through Macauley Hallett.

It ended Fax’s winning run, just ahead of the Championship Shield semi-finals, and Marshall was disappointed that his side’s momentum had taken a hit ahead of the play-offs.

“We really wanted to bounce into these semi-finals, but at the moment we’re on the back foot,” said Marshall.

“We need a performance next week against Workington at home to give us a bit of momentum now.

“That was probably a game that summed up our season. We put ourselves up against it, got back into it and then unravelled again at the end.

“We weren’t good in the first half and Swinton were more desperate than we were; we need to play with more pride and passion than that.”

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