Lack of preseason matches shows

By Gelbel
September 3 2017

Anyone can read the match report to learn Yorkshire Carnegie’s injury-riddled, small squad lost their season opener against London Scottish under a cloudless sky at Richmond. 

Yes, the lack of preseason matches told, the penalty count in the second half was high, the attacking lineout was still on holiday, there were handling errors and the kick-off was a horror show. But for all those boo-hisses, we’re doomed, it’ll all end in tears moments, there was a twenty five minute spell of optimism and several pockets of skill to be seen.

It’s not all good.

After the match, a few players shared some honest, disappointed views and a determination to fix it by Friday. Time will tell – how fortunate an evening match at Nottingham is on the way to a big family celebration weekend in Bristol!   



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Lack of preseason matches shows
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Date: 03/09/2017 10:26

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Re: Lack of preseason matches shows
Posted by: Wildwillie (IP Logged)
Date: 03/09/2017 11:25

An interesting assessment of where we are at the moment. Some positives to build on and some weaknesses to work on. Good stuff. Roll on Friday!

Re: Lack of preseason matches shows
Posted by: Carnegiette1 (IP Logged)
Date: 03/09/2017 11:32

Fair report Gel. At half time having weathered the storm of the first 15 mins or so, I thought we would narrowly win a tight game.

We hit the wall physically in the last 15 mins. Overall not great but definitely not all bad. Need some more fit players though.......

The board were there in numbers- David Dockray came to speak to us at half time , and as Gel has said the players we spoke to afterwards were disappointed in themselves but determined to right it.

Re: Lack of preseason matches shows
Posted by: PorthosTyke (IP Logged)
Date: 06/09/2017 16:52

Fair report.

The second half was a bit of a fiasco, but I think we showed that we'll be good enough not to get involved in relegation, which is what this season is about really.

Watkins looked good. Half backs were OK. Presumably Wee Stevie wasn't really fit at the start.

A bit worrying that we kept Charlie Beech on for a long time when he looked injured - not much faith in the backups.

And away games aren't the same without Plug.


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