London Broncos head coach and player Andrew Henderson insists he wasn’t worried when his side trailed Batley 18-6 at half time on Wednesday evening.
The Broncos eventually came out on top 28-22 having been 12-0 down to the Bulldogs in the first half.
“I felt in the first half we really struggled,” said Henderson. “We were too soft and too many of us were waiting for others to do something. We just weren’t as fluid as we had been in recent weeks. We did considerably well to go in just 18-6 down.”
Henderson payed tribute to his bench for lifting the side during the game saying:
“I have to give a massive wrap to the bench. I thought Jon Wallace, Erjon Dollapi, Ray Nasso and Jonny Walker really picked us up. [The bench helped] The way we started the second half, laid the platform and got on the front foot and allowed us to get some ascendancy and get a grip on the game, so it’s a massive wrap.”
Henderson revealed he opted to play up Batley’s famous slope in the first half.
“I’ve been in that position before here and the hill does play a factor. That’s why I told Wes that if he won the toss that we’d play uphill. If you can keep a close score going in at half time you have a real good opportunity.”
Watch Andrew Henderson’s full post match interview here.
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