Match Reaction

ROYCE Simmons could only express his disappointment after Saints snatched a late point at Hull KR.

Jamie Foster’s 80th minute penalty from 30 yards out grabbed a draw from the jaws of defeat at Craven Park and maintained the Club’s 100 per cent start to the season.

But Simmons was far from happy with the performance.

“I am disappointed really,” he said. “We let in 36 points against a side I knew would be very game and very hard but who are without their two starting halves. To leak 36 points when they are missing those ball players; that’s disappointing. I knew we were in for a really tough battle and knew their forwards would carry the ball hard.

“Our problem was at 14-0 we thought it would be too easy. All week there has been talk about us coming up here, players missing and I think up to that point we thought we were going to run away with it. But I pointed out through the week how aggressive Hull KR would be and how well Lovegrove and Murrell have been playing in the halves.

“Therefore I don’t think our attitude for the 80 minutes was quite what it should have been.

“Take nothing from Hull though, they could have said we are 14 down, have injuries and use them as excuses but they didn’t. Their coach has done a great job and made them competitive and at the end of the day they were the better side.”

Saints welcomed back Paul Wellens, Jamie Foster and Michael Shenton and all three popped up with points.

“Was it our strongest side? Well that’s debatable. I’ll decide on that when I look at the video. Paul Clough, Tommy Makinson, Shaun Magennis didn’t play and we had the luxury of leaving a couple out, but yes it was a good side.

“A point gained or lost? At the end of the day we let in 36 points so I don’t care too much about the one point really. I want to fix the 36 points up.”

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