Batley Bulldogs get their just rewards, says Kear

Batley Bulldogs coach John Kear
Batley Bulldogs coach John Kear
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BATLEY BULLDOGS are looking to build on their 34-6 home win over Doncaster, says coach John Kear.

The victory, ended a run of seven straight defeats lifted Bulldogs two places to ninth in the Kingstone Press Championship and Kear reflected: “They played well, there were some really good signs.

“I think we would have posted a more comprehensive score had the rain not come.

“We were 30-0 up at that point, five minutes into the second half, but we continued trying to play dry weather football in the wet

“That was the only disappointing thing about it. I thought Doncaster adapted to the conditions a lot better than we did. But I was very pleased with the first half performance and the defence.”

Kear added: “We got some reward for performances, which was the big plus point.

“We’ve been playing well and getting nothing for it in certain games, but this time we played well and got rewarded.

“It moves us up the table, but we need to keep picking up points to get into the play-off positions, which shows how tight it is in this mini-league at the bottom.”

Alex Bretherton missed the game due to a sternum injury, but Kear said: “His replacement, Brad Day, came in and played really well, so that has given me a bit of a conundrum for Sunday’s game at Halifax.”