Scarborough Pirates coach Adam Lee has urged his players to improve ahead of their tough trip to Lambwath Lions this weekend.
Lee’s men were beaten 28-10 at Hull Wyke on Saturday despite leading 10-8 at half-time.
But torrential downpours and high winds caused a 30-minute delay for the sides at the interval and Wyke caught the Pirates cold when they eventually came back out.
Tries from Liam Braithwaite and Harry Sleep, both unconverted after unsuccessful attempts from an unwell Josh McNeil, handed the away side the lead at half-time.
Coach Lee admits his side were well beaten after the extended interval and is hoping his side can front up ahead of their trip to Lambwath, whose game against East Hull was abandoned after a brawl on Saturday.
Lee said: “The break didn’t help us and I always thought the side who scored the first try after coming back out would win the game.
“We need to improve against Lambwath as they’ll be a physical side, but that usually brings out the best in us.”
Skipper Dave Douthwaite was named as man of the match and Lee was quick to praise his captain.
He added: “Dave is a superb player and he could easily be playing a few levels higher. He’s a great captain too.”