HEAD coach Tom Tsang believes Coventry Bears will eventually get their just rewards from their efforts following Sunday’s 44-12 home defeat to Whitehaven in League One.
Whitehaven braved early Bears pressure to run out comfortable winners with a strong performance that signalled their intent for the season.
Although disappointed with the result, Tsang was confident results would soon turn in their favour.
“I don’t think the scoreline reflected how competitive the game was across the 80 minutes,” he said.
“For large patches of the game, especially in the first half, we dominated the game.
“But lapses in concentration and again some unforced errors cost us.
“We need to learn to be more resilient when we don’t have momentum on our side.
“But there are again a lot of positives to take out of the match.
“We know we have a good set of players and are improving weekly, so need to trust that process and eventually we will get our rewards.”
Whitehaven broke the deadlock thanks to a try from Dion Aiye,
Undaunted from the setback, Bears put a lot of pressure on the Whitehaven defence but it was the visitors who got the next score with a try from Danny Green.
Daniel Abram kicked the difficult conversion.
Abram then bagged a try of his own and added the extras with ease just before the break.
After the interval Bears started well with Harry Chapman touching down and Paul Emanuelli added the extra two points.
Rattled by this, Whitehaven were quick to reply with Jason Mossop crossing over.
Carl Foster then crashed over before Joe Parker also got in on the action to put Whitehaven out of sight.
But the scoring was not to be complete until Harry Chapman ran the length of the pitch after an interception and touched down to make it 38-12.
However, Whitehaven would be the ones to have the last say as Foster bundled over once more to round off a comfortable victory.