Batley: Bulldogs boss Kear has a ‘mystery’ to solve

John Kear
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BEING COMPETITIVE isn’t good enough for Batley Bulldogs boss John Kear.

Bulldogs suffered their ninth defeat of the Kingstone Press Championship season when they went down 19-12 to Dewsbury Rams at the Summer Bash two days ago.

Despite those losses, Bulldogs have a points difference of only minus 58, and that illustrates how close they have been throughout the campaign, according to the Mount Pleasant boss.

“One thing we, as a group, are getting sick of is being in games and competing well and not winning them,” Kear said.

“We haven’t been getting any hidings, apart from the Leigh game. We’re being more than competitive, we’re just not putting games to bed.

“It’s a mystery why. We’ve got to review Sunday’s performance and try and improve on it.”

Kear said his team, who are away to Featherstone Rovers on Sunday, came through with no obvious injuries.

“It was a disappointing result,” he added.

“I thought we played reasonably well and had enough chances to win, but it’s disappointing we didn’t turn that pressure and position into points.

“That’s the thing we really need to address. We got into good field position, but we took the wrong option on a number of occasions.”