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Marshall: A real good job in the second half

29th April 2018, 18:37

Marshall: A real good job in the second half

By Jacob Kilbride

Halifax RLFC head coach Richard Marshall took positives from his side's second-half efforts after Halifax fell to a 42-10 defeat to Toronto Wolfpack at the New River Stadium in London.

A blistering first-half performance from Toronto saw them 30-4 ahead at half-time but Fax fought back to prevent further damage in the second period.

Marshall felt there were positives to take from his side's display in the second 40 minutes, particularly given the number of players that went off injured during the match. 

"I didn’t think it was a great game," conceded Marshall, "probably one of the worst games that we’ve been involved with and we contributed to that with our errors, our poor skill and lack of discipline."

"But I was very happy with the second-half, I thought that was outstanding. I thought we did a real good job in the second-half."

"It could have been a nasty score-line and got out of hand, but it didn’t and that’s credit to the 17 that took to the field today."

"Steve Tyrer came off, Scott Murrell really should have come off and Simon Grix also came off. We also lost Will Maher to severe cramp. We bust up and didn’t have any fit players to come off the bench at the end of the game. Again, that’s testament to the players character."

The coach also paid tribute to the Fax supporters who made the long trip down from West Yorkshire to the game.

"The fans were outstanding. I feel for them because it’s a costly venture for them to come down here. But they put all of the flags out and were banging the drum."

"The support throughout the game was immense. We must thank them for travelling down and wish that we could have given a bit more of an account of ourselves. We certainly did in the second-half and I’m sure they’ll be pleased with that."