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The Bedford match report (IP Logged)
30 October, 2017 11:46
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/11/2017 08:14 by Wildwillie .

Re: The Bedford match report
almostatyke (IP Logged)
30 October, 2017 13:30
Nice report JDH sums up the game very accurately.

smiling smiley

Re: The Bedford match report
Carnegiette2 (IP Logged)
30 October, 2017 13:58
Thanks JDH- great game to watch- last few minutes were heart in the mouth though and all of our own making- typical Carnegie rollercoaster......

Have just watched the Elder try on the highlights about 6 times. Brilliant to watch. Lucock pounced on a loose ball, quick offload to Whetton and the rest is history. Came just at the right time for us too as we were under pressure.

Lots of contenders for MoM- both Mayhews, Millar Mills, Whetton, Lucock, Homer

Re: The Bedford match report
Wildwillie (IP Logged)
30 October, 2017 14:33
Crap name - I love it! (Sm124)

Splendid debut for JDH & a good summation of the ups and downs of the afternoon.

Pistol Pete did some meaty tackles in the midfield. I bet the Bedford lads were not expecting that from our 10. (after being tigged by Joe Ford last season)

I have to agree that Millar-Mills has fitted in well after stepping up from Caldy (iirc).
Happy days

Re: The Bedford match report
Gelbel (IP Logged)
30 October, 2017 14:46
Nice one JDH - great to see some fresh blood sharing their views of the match.

Oh that try - something dreams are made of.

Not wanting to put a damper on things - Stevie missed 7 points while they only missed 4 (I think - the last 2 being 'justice' for the try that never was) so it could've been a bit less squeaky bum though we should never have let them back when we were 14 points ahead.

Good day at the office all round.

Re: The Bedford match report
Bobba (IP Logged)
30 October, 2017 14:59
Excellent report C. Agree that it was, in a way a good game to watch.

However, in my view, it would have been better if the coaching staff spent more time on the basics. Catching the ball, retaining possession, supporting players in break aways... At times sadly our lads were running around like headless chickens.
There appeared to be no structure to our game.

That having been said, there were some good performances. Pete Lucock was good in an unfamiliar position. (Is there any position he has not played in whilst at Leeds? A true all rounder. Richard Beck was often head and shoulders above the forward pack! Chris Elder showed pace and what he can do with ball in hand. Good to see that Stevie McColl seems to have discovered that he can run and carry the ball.

So, a lot of positives but please coaches, spend some time in training on basics! Simple errors are killing us!

Finally, the touch judge must have been the only one in the stadium that thought the Bedford final "try" was good. The ref had not got a clue, indicating "held up" then "knock on" before conferring with his assistant. It was perhaps poetic justice that the kick for goal hit the upright and fell on the side of safety.

Hey, its a win. And a win, is a win no matter how it comes!

Re: The Bedford match report
JDH (IP Logged)
30 October, 2017 22:10
Still like to see Stevie hitting gain line at pace. He was awesome in his first spell here at that. It cannot be that hard to recreate. Also would like to see the wingers tracking the breaks especially when the forwards have pace and homer can sniff a gap and go.

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