CHRIS HARDY: Back-to-back defeats hard to take

Blue Review with Chris Hardy
Blue Review with Chris Hardy

To lose two games 4-0 in quick succession was hard to take for us.

The two games were very different in that I thought we played really well in the first half against Farsley.

We conceded goals at bad times and the scoreline somewhat flattered them in the end.

The Ashton game was bitterly disappointing and I suppose you could accuse the players of maybe switching off as we knew we were safe from relegation.

Looking at the two games as a collective, to concede eight goals without reply is really disappointing and not acceptable for us.

We weren’t really clinical enough in forward areas and conceded soft goals at bad times in both matches and if you do both those things then you’re going to struggle.

We have been without some key players in Steven Snaith, Anthony Hume, Andrew May and Callum Patton, and now we are also without Kieran Weledji as well, which is a huge blow as I’d say he was our standout player over the last two games.

At the time of going to press we were heading into a very tough encounter against Warrington at the Turnbull Ground.

That is followed by home games against Matlock and Grantham.

It is a challenging period for us with a lot of players missing and games coming thick and fast, but we are working hard to improve both our results and performances after a difficult period.