South Wales wary of Wath Brow threat
Last updated at 11:44, Saturday, 24 March 2012
South Wales Scorpions’ coach Dave Clark has said that his side must step up their game to avoid a possible Carnegie Challenge Cup upset at the hands of Wath Brow today.
The Scorpions head to the Recreation Ground to take on the Hornets (kick-off 3pm) and Clark says that his side will need to up their game following the disappointing defeat to Workington Town last Sunday.
“If we play like we did last week then an upset could be on the cards,” Clark said. “Wath Brow are only a league below us and they have pulled off cup shocks in the past, especially when teams have to travel to them.
“It’s another long trip on the bus and it’s our third overnight stay in three away games. It’s a difficult time for us and the match will be a big challenge.“
Clark praised the Hornets, saying: “Wath Brow always play and compete well in the cup, they have a good mentality up there when semi-pro sides come to their club.
“It’ll be a similar game to Workington last week in a strong aggressive side coming at us and playing in our face.
“We really need to step up our game and the mentality of our side needs to be better than it was last Sunday or they’ll ask questions of us.”
“The defeat to Workington very disappointing for us and I take full responsibility as a head coach today.
“I’d like to apologise to the supporters first off, I think they and I expected something a lot different from my players today.
“We talk every week about our errors and not completing sets against a side like Workington you’re going to get penalised.
“We had a good away win against Gateshead Thunder in our opening league match the week before and we really wanted to follow it up with two out of two.“
First published at 08:59, Saturday, 24 March 2012
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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