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Bear boss Tom Tsang frustrated by heavy defeat to North Wales Crusaders

Steve Carpenter 6th Jul, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A FRUSTRATED Coventry Bears boss Tom Tsang wants his side to turn postive performances into points after they slipped to a disappointing 50-4 defeat at home to North Wales Crusaders.

The Bears and North Wales Crusaders faced off in their first Kingstone Press League 1 fixture at Butts Park Arena on Sunday with only three places separating them in the table.

But it was the visitors who stormed ahead to take a 26-0 lead at the break thanks for five first half tries.

And despite not finding the same gear in the second half, the Welsh side were able to rack up points as the Bears began to tire.

Andy Moulsdale scored the only try of the game for the hosts after taking advantage of a drop ball to touch down next to the posts.

“It was another frustrating loss, as we created a lot of opportunities and had our fair share of the ball and field position,” said Tsang.

“However, we showed a lack of cutting edge in the final third of the pitch. In contrast, Crusaders were clinical and converted opportunities to points.

“What is also disappointing is that we are definitely much improved from the start of the season and are performances improve weekly – which hasn’t been reflected on the scoreboards.

“We know what we need to improve and its more individual errors at this point, rather than team structure/process.

“We have Keighley travelling to the Butts Park arena this weekend, who are another top team. It is important for us to keep positive and continuing to strive for improvements.”

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