Consistency still the key – Diskin

Matt Diskin.
Matt Diskin.
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MORE CONSISTENCY is required from Batley Bulldogs’ players, from game to game and within matches.

Bulldogs bounced back from the previous week’s heavy defeat at Featherstone Rovers by beating Dewsbury Rams 36-20 two days ago in the Kingstone Press Championship.

Bulldogs, who are sixth, trailed 8-0 early on and 14-6 in the second half and coach Matt Diskin was unhappy with the way they started, but delighted by their finish to the game.

“It was a good result, but we were quite disappointed with our performance for the first three-quarters of it,” Diskin said.

“We got some benefits from the field position we managed to get in the second half. We were quite clinical and we managed to run away with it in the last 20.

“There’s plenty of positives to take from it. It’s easy to look at some of the negatives; we weren’t great in the first 60, but sometimes that happens.

“In the last 20 we were really good and really clinical and if we can deliver that more consistently for a longer period we will take some beating.

“Our problem is doing it consistently, that’s where we struggle, but we’ll get there.”

Full-back Dave Scott and forward James Harrison missed the game through illness, but could return in Sunday’s home game against Diskin’s former club Bradford Bulls