IT WAS a tough day for the Diesels reserves on the weekend with the grand final rematch, but the Albury team left the homeside with plenty to think about during the bye this weekend.
After 80 minutes the Diesels were left with a mere 14 points compared to the Thunder’s 26.
Coach Darren Walker was frank is his assesment and said bluntly that the defence in the game’s first half was ordinary and players were not committed.
In the first half Albury racked up 20 points with Junee scoring four.
“It was only the first half that put us down,” Walker said.
He said the second half was much better, with the
Diesels outscoring Thunder 10 points to six, with the homeside’s defence and tackling a massive improvement.
The improvements didn’t deliver a win for the team, but Walker said they had a bit to build on after the second half improvement.
Walker said the team would be working on their fitness during the bye and would be getting back on track before their game against Southcity Bulls in Wagga.
Ben Lord, who scored two tries for the Diesels, was named players’ player and fellow try scorer Damian Miles and Pat Guthrie shared the coach’s award.