BATLEY BULLDOGS coach Karl Harrison is remaining upbeat following his side’s 36-12 defeat at Co-op Championship leaders Leigh Centurions.
Harrison said: “We’re disappointed, with the result against Leigh, but I felt that the performance was okay.”
Bulldogs trailed 18-0 at the break, after playing against a strong wind and Harrison felt the try which made it 24-0 soon afterwards should have been disallowed for a forward pass.
Batley then scored 12 points and would have added a third touchdown but for a foul on Danny Maun – which led to a penalty to Leigh.
“At 24-18 it would have been a different game,” said Harrison.
He added: “We were a bit unfortunate to only get a bonus point, but we did all right.
“We were up against it, we had a lot of guys who were broken, but we put 17 out and we were competitive.”
Harrison said Batley – who are at home to Huddersfield Giants in the Carnegie Challenge Cup on Sunday – came through with no new injuries.