Cougars will bounce back – Eaton


Keighley will have to wait a fortnight to rid the demons of Thursday night’s heavy defeat at Dewsbury.

The Cougars are without a game until they face Rochdale on June 28, and will be looking to get back on track following the 46-6 loss at the Tetley’s Stadium.

Coach Barry Eaton says they will watch the tape of the game, but look to the future, rather than dwell on the past, after they slipped down to fourth in Championship 1.

“There were lost of factors that contributed to that result,” said Eaton, “but the bottom line was that we were the architects of our own disaster with the number of mistakes we made during the game.

“We shall conduct a full review of what went wrong and use that exercise as a re-focussing on the targets we set ourselves at the start of the season.”

The Cougars squad is virtually injury free for the first time since the start of the season and without a game this weekend Eaton wants to spend the time concentrating the players’ minds on the remaining games in the run up to the end-of-season play-offs.

The Cougar chief added: “While we were very disappointed about what happen at the Tetley’s Stadium last Thursday evening we have to view the result in context with the whole season.

“Dewsbury are a good side who played well on the night and we will have an opportunity to set the record straight when we face them in a televised Co-operative Championship One game at Cougar Park on Thursday, July 30.

“But that game is in the future. First we have to concentrate on our next game which will be against Rochdale Hornets at Cougar Park on Sunday, June 28 (Kick off 3.00pm).

“It would have been good to have a chance to get right back in the saddle after that result to Dewsbury and play this weekend.

“But we don’t have a game scheduled and I’m attempting to see whether it’s going to be possible to arrange a reserve team at the last minute so that at least some of our players can have a run out”.