BRETT AGNEW: We weren't at the races in the first half

Despite not being at the game on Saturday, I have spoken to assistant manager Anthony Bowsley and the overall feeling is that we were a little sloppy in the first half and we failed to get into a rhythm.

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 1:25 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th January 2020, 1:26 pm
Brett Agnew's column
Brett Agnew's column

This is different to how we’ve played recently and I always tell the lads that the first and last 15 is the most important if we are wanting to continue to pick up points.

Garforth are a very good side and it was an end-to-end game with both sides having good chances across the course of the game.

That double save from James (Hitchcock) was incredible and it seemed to give us a boost and we took the game to them in the final minutes.

He’s our only keeper we have and the performances that he has put in have been exceptional.

His overall commitment has been spot on and hopefully he will continue to perform well.

Billy (Logan) scored again for us on Saturday and his recent form has been vital when going forward.

The lads on the bench are chomping at the bit to play, so every player must make sure that they perform to their best to keep their place in the squad.

The players are much fitter and are hungry for success which, as a manager, is always good to see.

The point we took from the game could be huge come the end of the season and it means that we keep our strong run of form going.

On reflection, we could have nicked the three points late on when we had 10 men, but Toby (Wells)’s strike was well saved.

There’s a real buzz around the whole club at the moment and the number of supporters is increasing every week, which is a huge positive.

We have a tough game against Knaresborough coming up and I’m sure that the lads will put in a strong performance.

At home, we can beat anyone but this is a crazy league so we have to be at our best if we want to pick up the result.