Harrogate 19 Lymm 7

COACH John Millington says it is imperative his Lymm side work on starting games better than they have been doing.

They edged the second-half scoring during Saturday’s defeat at Harrogate, with Richard Halford’s try improved by Cormac Nolan’s conversion.

However, much like last week’s reverse at Ilkley, they had already left themselves too much to do thanks to a sub-par first half that saw them go into half time 14-0 down.

They tried to secure the losing bonus point they felt their efforts deserved late on, but to no avail as their winless run stretched to six matches.

“It was disappointing not to take anything out of the game,” Millington said.

“We can't fault the effort and graft that the boys put in, and I think that in the second half, we showed that we can be a match for teams at the top end of the table.

“We must find a way of starting games better though. We can't afford to gift teams the early lead.

“The pressure this creates is what leads to the high error count.”

Lymm will look to bounce back when Sandal visit Crouchley Lane on Saturday, kick off 2.15pm.

Lymm: Gav Woods, Cashel Chilvers, Matty Hand, Matty Connolly, Aaron Rasheed, Ali Sutherland, James Pitcher, Adam Bray; Tom Shard, Scott Redfern; Luke Richards Ben Stansfield, James Kimber, Richard Halford, Cormac Nolan. Subs: Jordan Widdrington, Jake Ashall, Tom Baker