Win­ning ways are prov­ing elu­sive

Rochdale Observer - - TRAVEL -

ROCHDALE Hor­nets head coach Alan Kil­shaw says it feels like his side don’t know how to win a game at the mo­ment fol­low­ing their 26-12 de­feat to Bat­ley Bull­dogs on Satur­day.

It looked like Hor­nets could have earned the win when they were lead­ing head­ing into the fi­nal 10 min­utes of the match, but Bat­ley turned things around in the fi­nal 10 min­utes to come out on top and con­demn their op­po­nents to de­feat.

Kil­shaw was frus­trated that his side couldn’t hold on, and thinks that they only have them­selves to blame af­ter suf­fer­ing the loss.

“It was sim­i­lar cir­cum­stances to a lot of our other de­feats. We had 43 per cent com­ple­tion rate in the sec­ond half, and you wouldn’t win an un­der 8s game with that,” he said.

“I don’t know if it’s be­cause we’re frag­ile men­tal­ity, but we don’t know how to win a game at the mo­ment.

“In the last two weeks we’ve scored some in­cred­i­ble tries, but then it’s our own down­fall again.

“For the ma­jor­ity of the match we de­fended quite well, but it was only a mat­ter of time be­fore Bat­ley scored be­cause we gave them enough op­por­tu­ni­ties to do it.”

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