Grady pleased with ten-try performance

By Ian Golden | 24/02/2014

South Wales Scorpions head coach Mike Grady was pleased to see his side run in ten tries in their pre-season friendly win over feeder club Valley Cougars on Sunday.

 

The Scorpions won 58-16 and while Grady and his staff were happy with the majority of the game, he knows that his side’s concentration in defence must improve before Oldham come to Maesteg RFC this Sunday (kick-off 3pm).

 

“It was pleasing to get a run out on Sunday against a determined opposition who never made it easy for us,” he said.

 

“It was good to score 58 points. During the first 15 to 20 minutes of each half we looked good and kept our shape very well, but then after that just let our concentration levels drop which I wasn't happy with.

 

“Maybe the nature of the game had something to do with it as lads knew each other and we have signed a few from Valley Cougars, but our players must concentrate for a full 80 minutes or we will know about it against Oldham.

“Another concern for me was the three tries against us. They could have all been prevented and again a lack of concentration lead to these. We will address our concerns in house this week before our opener on Sunday in Maesteg.”

 

Grady used 24 players in the Cougars’ win with five of Scorpions’ ten tries coming from newcomers to the club, something that has pleasingly given him a problem.

 

“It was great to finally get a run out and I was pleased with a lot of it,” he said. “Considering we only been together as a group for three weeks we went well and played as a team through most of the game. We will improve, there is no doubt about that.

 

“It's also give myself and my assistant Paul Emanuelli a selection headache for the Oldham game, but it's a good position to be in.

 

“I’d like to thank Valley Cougars and wish them all the best for their season in the National Conference South. Looking at last Sunday’s game, they will go well and be a tough side to beat.” 

 

South Wales Scorpions season tickets start at just £5 for juniors and go up to £70 for adults, and can be bought by going to www.scorpionsrl.com. Match tickets for their first game of the season when they entertain Oldham Roughyeds on Sunday 2nd March, can also be bought.

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