Richard Agar believes the level of performance his side put in against Warrington shows they are heading in the right direction.
Isaac John’s late conversion attempt landed agonisingly short as the Wildcats went down 32-30 in their most impressive outing of the season so far against one of the Super League title favourites.
Agar was full of praise for his sides efforts against the Wolves.
“Second half we were definitely under the cosh but I thought we started the game in really good fashion,” commented Agar.
“We had to chew up our interchange a fair few times. We lost Danny Kirmond and I though Warrington really got the ascendency through the middle of the field, particularly on Michael Monaghan’s reintroduction to the game.
“They had a really big weight of possession.
“The pleasing thing for me is our guys dragged themselves off the ropes and it’s a game of inches.
“Our goal kicker has been getting bagged from pillar to post but he kicked magnificently today and the goal kick has dropped probably an inch short.
“We did have some chances to probably win the game after that as well.
“The biggest disappointment for me is a try on the seventh tackle from Simon Grix.
“We’ve had two already ruled out this season for forward passes and then we get a try on the seventh tackle, and it makes it a little bit of a bitter pill to swallow.
“I think the bigger picture for me is that whilst we may not have got the two points, and we might be people’s favourites to finish bottom or second bottom, but in the last few weeks we’ve gone toe-to-toe with some top four contenders and been in with a shout of winning every game.
“We’re definitely playing some good football and that’s no fluke, we’re heading in the right direction.
“A lot of people will judge teams wrongly. Some so called expert people will join people on their league position and the fact we haven’t won four or five games on the trot.
“But anyone who has seen our last few performances will see that spirit, commitment and character is all there, and there’s some good football within there as well.
“I’m sure our wins will come if we keep improving in training like we are doing and keep putting in the performances at this level.
“Warrington are a very, very good side and we’ve come up with a great performance that gave us a shout of winning the game today.”
Agar revealed that a mix of a badly cut mouth and a blow to the head in the same incident with Peter Fox is what forced Kirmond off in the first half.
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