"We need to stop the slow starts" - Bears chief Squires - The Coventry Observer

"We need to stop the slow starts" - Bears chief Squires

Coventry Editorial 31st Aug, 2021   0

Try as Coventry Bears might, there was no success come the final whistle in West Yorkshire. Picture by touchlinepics.com

HEAD COACH Richie Squires bemoaned the slow start by Coventry Bears that ultimately proved costly in Sunday’s Betfred League One 32-30 defeat at Hunslet.

On an afternoon when Coventry’s Peter Ryan, Hayden Freeman, Sam Bowring, Matt Welham and Dan Coates all crossed the whitewash – the latter converting all five tries – there was to be no fortune late on in the encounter when Chris Cullimore’s darting run to the try line was chalked off by the referee.

Praising the application of his side at the South Leeds Stadium, Squires said: “I can’t fault our lads for effort, especially away from home against a team like Hunslet who are chasing a promotion place.

“But we can’t keep on giving teams a head start and then having to always fight back.”




Eighth in the table, the Bears go to fourth-placed Doncaster in Sunday’s penultimate fixture of the campaign.


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