Batley Bulldogs have learned lessons from defeat at Rovers says Diskin

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BOSS MATT Diskin reckons Batley Bulldogs have learned valuable lessons from a painful defeat.

Bulldogs were crushed 32-6 at home by Featherstone Rovers in the Kingstone Press Championship last month, but have bounced back with successive victories.

After a 54-10 thrashing of Sheffield Eagles they rallied from 18-6 down in the second half to beat Swinton Lions 22-18 at Mount Pleasant two days ago.

Diskin said: “Against Featherstone we had a lot of pressure on their line and didn’t convert it and we ended up getting disheartened.

“On Sunday we had three tries disallowed and had a lot of possession on their line, but we remained composed and built pressure and we ended up coming away with the points. We learned a lot from the Featherstone game and it [last Sunday] was a big step forward.” Diskin admitted Bulldogs weren’t at their best in the first half.

He said: “We gave Swinton far too much ball. They had almost twice as much ball as us and they ended up putting a couple of tries on through our poor errors in contract or dropped balls and some decisions that went against us.

“But we knew at half-time if we kept building pressure we would turn it around that was was proved right.”

Batley's coach Matt Diskin. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

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