LEE DOUGLAS: Results show what we can do

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Saturday’s Yorkshire Shield victory against Selby was a really good result for the club and I felt that the scoreline flattered them.

They did come back strongly in the closing stages, but I thought they were also strongly assisted by the referee.

There were some strange decisions in the second half of the game, coinciding with a point when we were a long way ahead.

You can’t take it away from our lads though because we played some terrific rugby on the day, it must have been an amazing spectacle for the neutral.

At two points in the game, 20 minutes into the first half and then 15 into the second, we played some lovely free-flowing stuff, which was a pleasure to watch.

All the effort we have put into training this season came to fruition, though the effort that we put in during that period began to take its toll in the final stages and we started to flag.

We did hold on, despite Selby’s fightback and those baffling decisions and now we have a cup final to look forward to in May.

The past two weeks have shown that on our day we can beat anyone in this league.

We are a decent outfit when we apply ourselves.

Things are looking positive at Scarborough, but we don’t want to speak too soon.

The league position doesn’t lie and I am disappointed with that.

The consistency has been poor, generally we need to improve.

This is my first season at the club, so it was always going to be a learning curve for everyone involved.

We have a few changes at the end of the season in personnel, but we will aim to continue our progression.

A number of players have already been earmarked for next season, which will be one we will all be looking forward to.

We still have a number of league games and a cup final to look forward to before then though, so things are positive.