The Little Things

ROYCE Simmons felt that it just wasn’t Saints night as they went down 35-28 at Warrington.

His side staged a fantastic comeback from 18-0 down after 15 minutes to lead for a long period before the Wolves just edged it in the final stages.

“It was a good fightback but you could tell it wasn’t going to be our night,” he said. “From the charge down to the fact that every 50:50 call went against us and the ball coming off the crossbar too…

“We had penalites given to us in a row – which are only as good as one really – and they got one when they always seemed to need it. The little things went against us I thought.

“At 18-0 down some sides would have said that was enough – they blew us out of the water and we hadn’t done much wrong. But to get back into it and get in front, then to get back into it late, well I was pretty proud of the boys. It was a good effort under the circumstances.

“Half time came at the wrong time as I would have loved to keep on going. But we went out after half time and the penalties went against us and we couldn’t get one. Our play the balls became slower and our ball control went off a bit and the game went away from us.

“Thankfully, we haven’t picked up any injuries but the dressing room is naturally down. To put all that effort to get into it and bust your bum can get you down. But we have to get back on the horse don’t we? We need to get a couple of wins under our belt.

“But I think if we play like this again and the 50:50s go our way then tonight we win… but that’s Rugby League isn’t it?

Saints are next in action on Friday July 1 as they take on Hull FC at the Stobart Stadium.

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