Marshall not panicking after indifferent start

Halifax head coach Richard Marshall has admitted he is not overly concerned about Halifax’s mixed results so far this year.

Defeat to Batley at the weekend has left Halifax with two wins from four games after also losing to top four contenders Sheffield Eagles.

Those results have somewhat dented the momentum of Marshall’s side, who entered the season riding a wave from last year’s successful Qualifiers finish.

However, Marshall insists there is nothing too much to worry about.

“It’s not the end of the world,” said Marshall.

“I’m not too despondent. We’ve come up against a couple of good teams in Sheffield and Batley. But we’re a good team as well.

“We want to be up there as we were last year and we probably need to look at the areas we are falling down on in more detail, I’ll be doing that this week.”

Marshall believes his team must specifically improve in their execution. In both of their defeats this season Fax have conjured up several key line-breaks, but have failed to profit as a result. It cost them dearly against Sheffield as they bombed four good try-scoring opportunities in the first-half, and also had the same number of chances against Batley.

“Decision making is a big one,” Marshall admitted.

“We need to be making sure we’re making the right decisions. Executing our final plays, our last-chance plays and making sure our balls are on the money so to speak so we are scoring rather than throwing forward passes or passing into touch.”