A RESULT in the capital three days ago has made Batley Bulldogs’ week much tougher.
Bulldogs are at home to London Broncos in the Kingstone Press Championship tonight (7.30pm) and play host to Leigh Centurions on Sunday.
Broncos ended Leigh’s 11-month winning run last weekend with a shock 29-20 success at The Hive and Batley boss John Kear admitted: “That was probably the worst result we could have had. It will have buoyed London tremendously and done a lot for their confidence and belief. And when we play Leigh on Sunday they will be feeling sorry for themselves and trying to rectify a few wrongs.”
Batley have slipped to third from bottom of the table and Kear said his team need to focus on getting their own house in order.
“We will respect London, but we’ve just got to deal with what we can deal with,” he stressed. “That’s how we play, fronting up and attempting to do a good job. We’ve had a poor half in each of our last two games, against Featherstone and Sheffield. We need to put a good 80-minute performance in, then we can look forward to the next game with some enthusiasm and energy and purpose.”
Bulldogs have cut admission prices for tonight’s game to £10 for adults and £2 children. Half the gate receipts will be donated to the Danny Jones fund, to help the family of the Keighley Cougars player who died last month.