London Broncos suffered a tough 40-4 defeat at the hands of Huddersfield Giants last night, making it one win from four just over half way through the Qualifiers.
With the team’s only try coming through top try scorer, Rhys Williams, head coach, Andrew Henderson said he was disappointed at the way his side let the game fall away.
“It was a game of two halves – first half we were excellent, we executed the plan well, asked a lot of questions, were disciplined and defended hard.
“We didn’t start well enough in the second half, we didn’t have enough possession and conceded two tries in the first ten minutes. This gave Huddersfield the ascendancy.
“Danny Brough orchestrated proceedings, his kicking game was awesome, pinning us on our own line or getting his team repeat sets. Ultimately the pressure they put us under took its toll and despite the team’s brave defensive effort, we couldn’t get back into the game.
“The reality is, our poor second half starts are becoming a theme in these Super 8s games. Players need to take responsibility and address this issue as it has cost us against Leigh, Leeds and now Huddersfield.
“In each of these games we have been strong in the first half and lapsed just after half time. It’s frustrating to watch the boys work so hard together to compete and be in a position to have the chance to win the game only to let it slip early in the second half.
“At this level, you cannot afford to relax or clock off, as these teams capitalise and punish you.
“Once again, the boys showed pride and there was plenty of effort but we will have to work harder this week to get it right. We still remain fifth in the league table with three games to go, so realistically we do still have a chance.”