Promising start for Waterhead

WATERHEAD Warriors joint coach Jon Perks has seen green shoots of recovery in their first three games of the season.


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“I think we are slowly getting there,” explained Perk as he reflected on one win and two losses in division three of the National Conference League.

After losing their first two games – Millom were in the Challenge Cup and the pitch at Woolston Rovers unplayable – Warriors finally got their season under way two weeks late at Stanley Rovers.

The game had been due to be played at Waterhead, but the pitch wasn’t fit so the decision was taken to reverse it.

“It was a wise move because we won 40-20. It was a good win as we had good possession and played really well,” he said.

That was followed by a 30-10 loss at Eastmoor Dragons and 25-12 home defeat by Barrow Island.

Perks said: I don’t think the score at Eastmoor reflected the game as we didn’t play badly.

“As for Barrow Island, they had a couple of former professionals with Barrow in their side, and that experience made all the difference.

“We didn’t perform as we would have liked in that game when our ball control was disappointing.”

Loose forward Matty Holland, who has returned to the club, has been the standout performer with two man-of-the-match awards while fellow pack pair Dale Lowe and Martin Sarsfield have performed well.

Here are Warriors’ revised fixtures for the next few months:
7: Dewsbury (A)
14: Clock Face Miners (H)
21: Salford City Roosters (A)
5: Oldham St Anne’s (H)

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