Batley: Best is still to come beams Diskin

Batley coach Matt Diskin.
Batley coach Matt Diskin.
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THERE IS still work to be done, but Batley Bulldogs coach Matt Diskin feels his team are starting to show glimpses of what they are capable of.

Bulldogs backed up their Ladbrokes Challenge Cup win at Toulouse Olympique with a 50-10 demolition of Oldham in the Kingstone Press Championship two days ago.

Batley are up to fifth, two points behind fourth-placed London Broncos and Diskin reckons they are heading in the right direction.

“They were good, they showed some real glimpses of what they are capable of,” Diskin said of his side. “That’s exciting, but the best thing is there’s still loads and loads of improvement in them.”

Batley ran in nine tries against Oldham and had their line breached only twice. Diskin added: “Their tries were a bit soft on our behalf, but defensively we were very good. We dominated field position and when we had chance we showed glimpses of how we are trying to play. It is taking a while to get there, but we are trying to play an exciting brand to watch.

“It was good to back up from Toulouse. Oldham are a physical, aggressive side and we handled that really well.

“When we had opportunities we were reasonably clinical, but we still bombed a few and in the big games coming up we are going to have to be more clinical than we were.”

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