Batley Bulldogs' poor start to the season has disappointed coach Karl Harrison.
Bulldogs began their Northern Rail Cup defence with a home loss to Leigh Centurions before scraping a 12-8 win at Hunslet Hawks on Sunday.
Harrison's side came through injury-free, but the coach said: "The performance was poor with ball in hand.
"Defensively we were very good and we got a win, which is what it is all about.
I couldn't fault the effort and commitment, but in the first half we only got past play three on three occasions.
"We have a long way to go yet and we'll have to improve, which is disappointing after the good pre-season we had."