posted on 11 July 2014

James Webster once again praised his players commitment to each other as they extended their unbeaten run to five games.

James Webster saw his side extend their unbeaten run to five games.

The Wildcats turned around a 4-0 half-time deficit to run out 12-10 winners courtesy of tries from Tim Smith and Nick Scruton, who celebrated his new contract with the crucial score.

Trinity were camped in their own half for large periods of the first half, defending their line manfully with only Danny Tickle crossing midway through the half and it was that defensive effort that kept the hosts in the game.

Webster credited his players for their never-say-die attitude.

“The amount of defence we had to do in that first half was unbelievable and was probably no different to what we did against Hull and had to do at times against Leeds,” said Webster.

“Yet again, the boys have found a way.  My press conferences are a bit boring at the moment in that I’m repeating myself every week but it’s the truth.  They’re trying ridiculously hard and are playing hard for each other.  That’s not me – that’s them.

“They’ve made a commitment to themselves and each other to get out there and work hard for each other.  The proof is in the pudding, they’ve got the result yet again.”

Although proud of his players, with testing away trips to come against Catalans Dragons, St. Helens and Warrington Wolves, Webster admitted the Wildcats must be better in possession to force their way into the top eight.

Victory over eighth-placed Widnes leaves Trinity within two points of the end of season knock-out games but the Wildcats boss says it is not something that has been spoken about too much within the camp.

“Play-offs haven’t really been on our radar,” admitted Webster.

“Automatically it comes on your radar because of where we’re sitting in the competition.  It’s going to be great for the club to get some press about play-offs but when we go away from home we’ve got to play Warrington, St. Helens and Catalans.  If we give them that much ball, no matter how tough you play, you’re not going to be able to get out of it.

“While effort gives you a chance of winning games, sometimes you have to be a bit smarter than that.  We struggled at times with that.  We’ve got to somehow keep that level of effort but come up with a bit better footy on top of it.”

You can listen to Webster’s full post-match press conference by clicking HERE.


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