REACTION | Horne believes patience was key

REACTION | Horne believes patience was key

10th July 2017

Head coach Richard Horne believes the players’ patience throughout the game was the key factor in their 70-12 win over South Wales Ironmen.

Braces from Jack Downs, Louis Sheriff, Russ Speirs and Sam Doherty, sent the Dons well on the way to their biggest league away victory of all time and Horne feels the win will give the team momentum as they head for the Super 8s.

“I though we were a lot more patient and more controlled in what we did, we had really good shape which helped up create space and opportunities to score,” he said.

“It is a win and a scoreline that we should expect under the circumstances, it’s all about making sure that we recover correctly now because we have had a busy schedule with three games in seven days.

“It gives us confidence and momentum going into the 8s and it gives me a chance to get across how I want to us to play and what structures I want us to play.”

The Dons have picked up four points out of a possible six, during their three games in seven days schedule and Horne wants to pick up another two points against Gloucestershire All Golds, in the final fixture of the regular Kingstone Press League One campaign.

“It is pleasing to get two out of three wins in this little period, because if it would have been against Whitehaven or a Barrow, it would have been a really tough slog and a big ask from the players,” he said.

“The opposition were a bit disorientated and they have had to drag players in from all over the place but it was more about our performance to be honest and it was a comfortable win.

“We face Gloucester next time out and I expect them to bring a lot of energy and we have to make sure that we don’t find ourselves on the back foot, we have to make sure that we start well once again and hopefully come away with another two points.”

REACTION | Horne believes patience was key