posted on 26 February 2012

Head Coach Richard Agar pointed to his sides poor second half discipline as a key part of their defeat to Bradford Bulls.

Richard Agar said his side put themselves in vulnerable positions with their poor discipline.

Despite going into the half-time interval two points behind, the Wildcats were arguably the better of the two sides in the first forty minutes but a series of penalties and errors allowed the Bulls to build momentum and confidence and they converted that into points to run-out comfortable winners.

Trinity conceded four tries from kicks and whilst Agar conceded that was a worry, he was more concerned with his side putting themselves in positions that left them susceptible to that part of the Bradford game.

“It’s always disappointing when we’ve run the ball over the try line four times and we’ve had it run over us once,” said Agar, pointing to four of the six Bulls tries coming from kicks and one an intercept.

“Our inability to deal with the kicks and to fall for the same sucker punch three times is obviously a little bit worrying for me.

“At half-time we felt we could fix it up quite easily but we had a bit of indiscipline creep in as well and gave some really cheap penalties away that put us in those vulnerable positions.

“We played some good stuff at times.  We made a couple of line breaks and scored a couple of good tries.

“We looked like we didn’t need to adjust much, we just needed our markers to be a little bit more pro-active.

“We conceded off a kick-play and we conceded off an intercept so we never felt that our defensive line was massively threatened.

“But we kept putting ourselves in vulnerable positions and when you’re defending your own try line you are vulnerable to a kick play and we managed to keep putting ourselves there.

“I didn’t think we looked too threatened at all but if you keep putting yourself in those positions you put yourself under pressure which we did.

“I thought there were some signs of it on the first half.  We had a really good start and I thought we had a lot of possession in the first half.

“Bradford came with a really simple game plan, a lot of dummy half running and just methodically working their way up the field for a kick play and I didn’t think we handled that great.

“Overall on the day they stuck to their guns a bit better than we did over the eighty minutes and showed a better attitude to stick to the game plan and how to play.”

The Wildcats boss was able to report a clean bill of health from the game as the Wildcats prepare to visit Hull FC next Sunday with tickets and travel on sale now.

Supporters are reminded that the adult ticket prices for the KC Stadium increase by £2 as of Monday 27th February.

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