Hull KR rally back to win but Sandercock know they have to improve

Michael Dobson

They may have come from behind after trailing 18-6 at the break, and despite a strong second half showing from his players, Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock knows that the side needs improvement in their overall game moving forward.

It was a stern talking to at the interval that did the trick, as Hull KR rallied back to get the win, as Sandercock admitted he was relieved that his side managed to eventually record the victory.

“Full credit to Salford because they had a great completion rate in the first half,” Sandercock said.

“We dropped a lot of ball and full credit to them for their half-time lead.

“The second half still wasn’t great but our defence was really good and I knew if we could stop them from scoring we’d be okay. It was pleasing to get the win.

“Our ball control was less than satisfactory in the first half, and it wasn’t up to first grade standard. We needed to address that and we did.

“It was Cialis a good defensive display in the second half. We turned the screw well and in the end we did enough to get the win.”

For Salford, what started out as jubilation with the half-time lead, quickly turned to disappointment come full-time.

Coach Brian Noble praises his side’s first half efforts, but was disappointed at how his side let the game slip away from them in the second half.

“We are disappointed that the game slipped away from us. We contributed to that ourselves but Hull KR took a step up as well,” said Noble.

“They looked after the ball better in the second half and put us under more pressure. We couldn’t do the things we were doing in the first half.

“A couple of individual went away from the game plan because we were playing well and they were getting giddy.

“The reason we were playing well was because we were playing well as a team. The effort was fantastic on a day as hot as it was.”

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