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Re: At Batley : Sun Apr 21, 2024 7:41 pm  
First 10 minutes it looked for all the world like a cricket score was on the cards , then a switch turned off in the team and we reverted back to our old ways and let Batley grab a hold on the game and were worth their short held lead . Round of the kitchen springs to mind in the changing room at half time ,and Uele finally dragged us back into the game crashing over the line and the crowd collectively let out a sigh of relief . Still clunky still one out rugby and lots of unforced errors /mistakes but at least we have enough to get us out of trouble nowadays , but jeez it’s taking some time to settle into a pattern that looks like its a planned move instead of off the cuff
Re: At Batley : Sun Apr 21, 2024 7:53 pm  
Was certainly tough going today.

Uele my Mo today.

Hes improving every week and I thought today was his best game so far for us.


I think Matt Ellis enjoyed the appreciation of the supporters in that second half
Re: At Batley : Sun Apr 21, 2024 9:44 pm  
Enjoyed that today.
Nice set up Batley have there.
Think we put the cue in the rack after going 12-0 up....
Full credit to Batley for getting back into it.
Have to say that the ref was "generous " with a few decisions for them... :roll:
I would surmise that DP "had a word" at HT..... :lol:
I don't subscribe to the playing up the hill as a disadvantage - It's about how you play and tbf, 2nd half was a real step up.
Good stuff from the forwards, not sure about LK at loose, but they did well.
Lach never really had a clear cut chance, but a lovely inside pass for Crofty to score.
Caleb (just) MOTM.
Up the Trin.
Re: At Batley : Mon Apr 22, 2024 3:31 am  
Early doors in the season and very happy with the forwards pack we have , plenty of pace and power and if and when we get the call to step up into the big boys league Imo they will be ready to take up that challenge and hold their own . The back line in the other hand is our Achilles heel I feel at this present time and will need some strengthening in the near future going forwards . Some obviously are still very much work in progress other I feel are at their level and some tough calls will have to be made if we are to hit the ground running in the future . Long way to go still this season and lots more rugby to be played
Re: At Batley : Mon Apr 22, 2024 6:14 am  
Did I imagine it or was Max put on report?
Re: At Batley : Mon Apr 22, 2024 9:06 am  
Willzay wrote:
Did I imagine it or was Max put on report?


Match report in the League Express says he was. Can't say as I noticed myself.
Re: At Batley : Mon Apr 22, 2024 10:25 am  
BarnsleyGull wrote:
Enjoyed that today.

I don't subscribe to the playing up the hill as a disadvantage - It's about how you play and tbf, 2nd half was a real step up.


Agree here. Wasn't someone on here a while back had been told by a Batly player that playing downhill can be as hard, if not harder than uphill especially if you are defending - retreating 10 yards running backwards uphill is a quad burner.
Re: At Batley : Mon Apr 22, 2024 10:44 am  
LyndsayGill wrote:
Match report in the League Express says he was. Can't say as I noticed myself.

I noticed the referee raised and crossed his arms, so I guess the mid air tackle was put on report. Max will be ok for the Toulouse game, but could be at risk for the Sheffield game.
Re: At Batley : Mon Apr 22, 2024 11:30 am  
Luckily made it back in time from a stag do yesterday and made it to Batley in good time. I've been to Mt. Pleasant before as a neutral but always with a bit of a soft spot for Batley but that's the fullest I've seen it. We're travelling well at the moment and hope it stays like this all year. It's a nice ground and probably the most unique in RL a really pleasant place to watch rugby, if you'll pardon the pun!

In regards to the rugby, that first 10 minutes felt like it was going to be a blowout, we looked like we'd score every time we touched the ball. For whatever reason though. our discipline was worse than I can ever remember, didn't feel like Batley made many metres themselves and it was mostly off the back of silly penalties. It didn't help that one of our wingers had a clanger every time the ball came near him. Was quite suprised that DP left him out there when he dropped that ball on our own line in the 2nd half.

When Caleb came on, the game changed, he had a serious impact on today and was by far the best player on the field. Lino went really well again and took control in the 2nd half. Not sure Myles is quite ready just yet and we definitely missed Gale controlling the game.

2 points is 2 points though, tough test on Saturday but finally back at home after a month away!
Re: At Batley : Mon Apr 22, 2024 12:16 pm  
BarnsleyGull wrote:
Enjoyed that today.

I don't subscribe to the playing up the hill as a disadvantage - It's about how you play and tbf, 2nd half was a real step up.

Doesn't really matter if you "subscribe to" it or not. Year in, year out, there are a statistically significant higher number of points scored playing down the hill than up it. The fact that you just happened to watch a game where that didn't happen is neither here nor there - anyone who has watched a reasonable number of games at the Mount knows the hill is a huge advantage overall. That isn't changed by the odd game where other variables might prove even stronger (such as a much stronger, full-time team playing a part-time team).
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