Hunslet: Coyle proud of players’ performance

James Coyle
James Coyle
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A TASTE of playing at a higher level will benefit Hunslet, coach James Coyle reckons.

The Kingstone Press League One club gave a good account of themselves in a 20-6 defeat at Championship side Halifax in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fourth round.

Jack Walton

Jack Walton

“We went all right,” was Coyle’s assessment.

“There’s a couple of things we’ve got to learn from.

“Some of the mistakes we made at times when we were not under any pressure probably was the difference, plus a bit of strike when we got to their end.

“We spent a lot of time on their goal line. Our blokes have spent the last 18 months playing against teams who make bad decisions in D [defence] and who give you the ball instead of you having to create things.

“We lacked a bit of a cutting edge on their goal line.”

But Coyle, whose side are at home to his former club Whitehaven on Sunday, added: “On the whole, it was a really good effort. The boys worked really hard for each other against a big Halifax pack.

“They really stood up and a few of the young lads – like Jack Walton, Joe Kenga and Nyle Flynn – threw their bodies in front of them.

“I was proud of what they did.”

Coyle said Hunslet came through with no major new injuries.

Halifax's Rob Worrincy is tackled by the Featherstone defence.

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