London Broncos head coach Andrew Henderson was left embarrassed after Sunday’s loss to Dewsbury Rams that almost certainly puts the Broncos out of the running for the top four.
“Yesterday’s game was embarrassing and I can only apologise to those fans that travelled to support the team and had to endure that torturous display,” said Henderson.
“We certainly were not working together and supporting each other out there on that field. Too many players made poor decisions and failed to execute what was needed and what was best for the team.
“We didn’t get off to a good start and when they went down to 12 men you felt we would naturally grind them down. But it was the total opposite, we hit the self-destruct button. We got rattled and bullied out of the game, losing our composure and playing into the hands of the opposition. I was certainly very critical to my halves and middle men and rightly so, but there were plenty of others out there in other positions that were below par.
“Credit to Dewsbury they got in our faces, played simple and did the little things better teaching us a lesson in how to grind down the opposition.
“Reality is we are now facing playing in the bottom eight competition in the Super 8s in a few weeks which is disappointing as our goal was always a top four finish at the start of pre-season. I know that we have lacked stability and continuity this season, there has been a lot of changes and we haven’t had a settled team all year, however I still expect better from my players.”
“I have asked the players to have a good look at themselves this week and be honest. I still have faith and belief in my players that we can finish this season strong and get something out of it. There is an opportunity to win some silverware and we are more than capable of getting it if we work harder, we want it, and we execute better on the field. This will give us a great foundation to build on leading into next season. The nucleus of the squad will still be here next season and be better for a year together in the Championship. I certainly will be adding players to the squad that I feel will strengthen us and want to help take this team forward in the future.”
London Broncos face an away trip to Workington on Sunday 19th July, 3pm, before their final game before the Super 8s at home to Sheffield Eagles on Sunday 26th July, kick-off 3pm.
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