LEE DOUGLAS: Defensive errors cost us at Brid

Scarborough RUFC coach Lee Douglas' weekly column
Scarborough RUFC coach Lee Douglas' weekly column

We threw another lead away at Bridlington and there are a few factors that contributed to that.

Eamon getting sin-binned for going over the ball and a few enforced changes didn’t help, and some of the refereeing was very poor.

One of their lads really should’ve been put in the bin and the referee only warned him, so that went against us there.

It’s the responsibility of the referees to know and understand the laws of the game.

If we’re doing our training and trying to get better, then it’s key they’re correct in what they’re doing.

This is where they need clarity on what they’re refereeing, because at times on Saturday it was illegal what Brid were doing at the breakdown and that hindered our attack.

We had our chances though and probably deserved to come away with a share of the points.

We had a chance to kick for the corner late on and decided to go with a quick tap and go.

That’s something we really need to learn from going forward.

It was a very even game over the 80 minutes.

Decision making is something that potentially cost England in their World Cup defeat against Wales on Saturday.

A lot has been written and said about the lack of leadership, but you have to respect the guys out there on the field.

Personally I would criticise the execution of the line-out itself.

It was poor and was very easy to defend against for the Welsh.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen Chris Robshaw jump at two and he was then in the mix of it.

They have a chance to bounce back against Australia this weekend, as we do against Yarnbury at Silver Royd.

It’s Ladies Day up at the club so hopefully we can welcome them up and put on an entertaining game for them and more importantly, get back to winning ways.