Can Scarborough bring down the curtain on their late-late horror shows?

30 Sep
Coach Lee Douglas talks to his players after defeat by York 24-17

Coach Lee Douglas talks to his players after defeat by York 24-17

Following somewhat hairy finishes at Selby twice this year and defeats in consecutive games deep in injury time with the final play of both matches, what can skipper Tom Ratcliffe do to steady the ship late in games. It’s a very difficult question to answer as apart from any other factor tiredness plays a big part. However concentration and tactical awareness is important and particularly last week when having battled 40 minutes to get back into the game, tired thinking saw the Seasiders hoist an up-and-under in their own half from the restart rather than clear their lines as far down field as possible; an easy decision from the stands but not out on the paddock when your exhausted. Ultimately for players, getting to training and improving their fitness levels mentally and physically is the only way to stay focused when you’re running on empty at the death of a game. So it looks like plenty of personal fitness work to be done plus Tuesdays and Thursdays to sort the tactical stuff out.

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