Rovers coach Hay: We overstepped the mark in Bash defeat

Rovers coach Andy Hay:""We've got to take a lesson out of it."
Rovers coach Andy Hay:""We've got to take a lesson out of it."

Featherstone coach Andy Hay felt his team paid the price for poor discipline in Sunday’s 31-12 defeat against Leigh Centurions at the Summer Bash in Blackpool.

Hay said: “You’ve got to keep your discipline in this game and it’s very difficult when you play against Leigh.

“They push you to the limits and we overstepped the mark and paid the price for it.

“I thought our boys had a great dig to go through the game with 12 men and then when we were reduced to 11.

“We’ve got to take a lesson out of it. Leigh are a good side and you can’t get away with that.

“We’ve got to be better. We play them again so we’ve got to look at our own form now going into the remaining rounds of the Championship.”

Rovers had prop Paul Wood sent off and Gareth Moore sin-binned and Leigh had Gareth Hock, Sam Barlow and Liam Kay sin-binned in an ill-tempered game.

Hay added: “Paul Wood has been eye gouged under the posts and he took it into his own hands which he shouldn’t have done.

“The referee is there to discipline the teams and keep them on side and do everything else but maybe it didn’t work like that today and we got on the wrong end of the scoreline.”