Batley Bulldogs: Harrison stays positive

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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.

Baley try scorer Alex Rowe. PIC: Paul Butterfield

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