Head coach Lee Greenwood was disappointed following the Rams 22-26 defeat to York at the weekend.
He gave his thoughts on the game when speaking to the media after the match.
He said: “I don’t know about being unlucky, I thought the best team won over the eighty minutes. We just weren’t smart enough to keep a hold of that lead. I thought York fully deserved the win.
“We had done well for 40 minutes and worked really hard to get that lead, but then we were just giving it away really easy. York didn’t have to work nowhere near as hard as we did to get to the 16-0 lead. We just gave our lead away far too quickly and easily to be honest. So it was a good lesson there how not to keep a lead really. There were too many penalties that allowed them off of the hook.
“I am not one to have a go at referees, they got some wrong for both teams. We should always look at our defence to be honest. A lot of those penalties came from the control of the tackle.”
York scored 4 second half tries to complete the come back and get the win.
Greenwood continued: “Our body language and energy was really poor there, so that is what I’m trying to change at the place. I’m guessing that is what people saw here last year or the year before. Where once a team gets onto a role we dig ourselves a hole and can’t get out of it. It’s my job to change that poor body language. People who are prepared to roll their sleeves up can get out of it, I sensed something was wrong after the first one, they were winning the energy battle, and deserved to win the game.
“Penalties always hurt you especially when it’s right on your line.
” The big disappointment was after York scored the first try, our body language and energy just went down. It was surprising really up to that point I wouldn’t say we were totally in control but we looked strong and in control. We fell into a big hole in the second half and whilst it was great we got back in front we again fell into the hole. That is probably what we need to improve on.”
Coming into the side were three loan players, Callum Field (Wigan Warriors) Chris Annakin (Wakefield) and Owen Harrison ‘Hull KR).
Greenwood added: “We aren’t dual registering here I have said that before so we are getting them in on loan for a month at least. That was their first game for us, I know Chris has been here before.”
The Rams next play Swinton Lions at home next weekend, and Greenwood is hoping for a different outcome next Sunday.
He said: “I did say from day one let’s be difficult to beat here, that was difficult for York to come back and win it but when you’re in a game you want more than that.
“There are some old habits in there that I need to work on and get them out. On a positive a lot of lads have held there hand up and some of the lads put in a solid performance to go into next week with.”