AGAR REFLECTS ON COMPREHENSIVE VICTORY

posted on 17 February 2013

Wildcats head coach Richard Agar has expressed his delight at his team’s 28-0 victory over London Broncos.

Richard Agar believes his side could have won by a lot more.

Wakefield scored five tries in a thoroughly deserved victory where the visitors controlled the game from the first minute to the last. The result means Trinity have won back to back matches after suffering the heavy opening day defeat to Bradford two weeks ago.

Although the outcome never looked in doubt, Trinity only led 6-0 at the break through a Ben Cockayne score. That all changed in the second half as the visitors took their chances as the head coach explains.

“We did talk about it (missing chances) at half-time but not in a negative way,” explained Agar.

“We kept the opposition to zero and for us, the positive thing was we were creating chances and creating chances from different areas of the field.

“Obviously we needed to be a bit more clinical and make sure all these good opportunities we were making we started to put some of them away. I’m not too sure we completely rectified it in the second half we had another two or three clear cut ones we could have put away.

“It’s a notoriously tough place to come down here and we’ve seen many teams come down here throw in flat performances. We ran hard and we tackled hard throughout the 80 minutes and I thought we looked quite dangerous.

“I’m a bit disappointed that we didn’t put more away but on the flip side of that, to keep any team to zero I think we can be very, very happy with.

“I thought our try line defence was very well organised, well controlled and when we had to make the right reads and right decisions we came up with them which was pleasing.”

Agar was asked how the team had turned around the 40-6 defeat at Bradford and he thought that result was something of a reality check.

“I think more good than harm has came out of that performance, while no one liked getting towelled up by 40 points, I think we took a lot out of that game about where we were at and a bit of a reality check.

“Gradually over the last two weeks we’ve improved and I think everybody knows we can attack and we can attack in different areas but defensively our improvements have been very good.

“We’ve got a tough game next week against arguably the form team in the competition so it’s a nice way to build into it. We are confident that we are pointing in the right direction and there are plenty of improvements in us as the season goes on.”

The full press conference of Agar will be on Wildcats TV tomorrow morning where he gives more reaction from a day to remember in the capital.

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