“I thought we controlled the game very well”

Blues head coach Geoff Wappett has praised his team for the way they dominated the game in their win over Bromsgrove on Saturday.

“We decided to play against what was really quite a strong wind and possibly a bit of a slope on what was a very wet pitch in the first half.

“The conditions were severe enough to take seriously and I thought we controlled the game very well,” explained Wappett.

“We had the bonus point wrapped up by half time and that took the pressure off immensely.”

On a cold, wet and windy day it comes as a surprise that both wingers scored a couple of tries. Wappett singled out the two speedsters for their willingness to go looking for the ball in the middle of the field.

“We’re not a team that will go out and throw it wide, but Matt (King) and Ed (Stobart) are not afraid to go in off their wings looking for work and I thought they did that brilliantly today.”

The team bounced back with a commanding performance after last week’s loss at home against Sedgley Park. But as Wappett says, it’s a long time since this team has suffered two losses in a row.

“I knew we would bounce back, it’s a long time since we’ve been beaten back to back and once again the players have responded really well to the disappointment of losing.”

The title chasers welcome local rivals Chester to Priory Park this weekend and it’s sure to be a fantastic game. Last time the two sides met it went down to the wire with Chester missing a kick to win it with the last play.

“I’m looking forward to it because I look forward to competitive games, they are a local club to us so there is that rivalry there that will make it exciting.”


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