Heagerty explains Blues’ rustiness
Continued from back how quick he is and it is a well taken try but it has come off the back of some good processes and some of the attack that we showed was excellent.”
The Blues struggled to a put a stamp on the game and control the tempo like they have done so well all season, but, gave credit to the Herefordshire side who face a relegation battle to avoid the drop.
“Luctonians are a good side and we knew they were going to be a good side.
“They showed that at their place and they’re obviously fighting to get themselves out of the mire down there and if they keep playing like that then they are definitely going to do it.
“We didn’t get any real control of the tempo of the game and that is partly down to Luctonians work in the contact areas. Is it all down to us?
“No, but there are certainly things that we need to do better.”
Heagerty was also pleased with some of his side’s intent and ability to get the ball into the right areas of the field.
“We might not have come away with points and given away penalties but to get ourselves in those positions is good and that is pleasing for coaches because it shows that we are moving in the right direction. Defensively we weren’t perhaps at the races.”
One of the least popular people in Cheshire on Saturday afternoon would have been the referee. After allowing a rather controversial try to stand and some unique interpretations of the break down, Heagerty was intrigued by how the referee saw what was going on.
“I wouldn’t necessarily say there was a lot of ill-discipline at the break down and I think you would have to ask the referee for his interpretation of what was going on around that area.”
With regards to the first half try, which infuriated the home crowd, the Macc head coach said that he “did not see it from that side.”
The Blues will not want to dwell on the fixture too much with a lot of work to do before the end of the season starting with a trip to Sandal next time out.