LEE DOUGLAS: We need to stay switched on

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Our tendency to switch off in the second half of games costs us dearly on Saturday, when we lost out at Selby.

We were, once again, in control of the game at 20-6 ahead, but we heaped pressure on ourselves with mistakes early on in the second half and then allowed the home side to heap even more pressure on us throughout the half.

When we are in charge of a game after playing well in the first half, we do not always have to play the same way in the second half, when you have earned the lead you need to play in a different manner to build upon it.

Too often at Selby we were running from deep and then making tiny mistakes that the home side seized upon and this allowed them to beat us and end our unbeaten record.

We need to start thinking a bit more and this will hopefully start this weekend when we play at home to North Ribblesdale, who are fifth in the Yorkshire One table and on the same points as Selby.

I am expecting us to have the same squad for Saturday’s game, there are no significant injury problems at present and the younger lads are still managing to get back from university to play.

I don’t know a great deal about North Ribblesdale, I am sure they will be a strong team as they are only a few points behind us but as long as we stick to our game plans then I am confident we can gain a win on Saturday.

It is great to have such a big following for home games, and a win this weekend would be a perfect tonic after the Selby game.

We have played seven teams so far in the league this season and I am confident that we are better than all of them, including Selby as we contributed to our downfall in that game.

So, as long as the players use their heads throughout the whole 80 minutes on Saturday afternoon, I see no reason why we cannot return to winning ways.