Crusaders promise more wins to come

Celtic Crusaders finally registered their first win in Super League yesterday and coach John Dixon has promised more is to come.

The Bridgend based club defeated Bradford 30-24 to pick up their first victory of the season following 11 successive defeats.

Crusaders coach John Dixon said: “This makes a change coming into a press conference with a smile on my face.

“I need something new to say now!

“But that will give us a lot of belief we can win games.

“I always felt we could compete, but this will give us a bank of knowledge to say ‘yes we can.’ and that we can survive an onslaught and come through it.

“With this win, there is belief, there is a spring in their step.

“It’s priceless and hopefully we can build from this win.”

Luke Dyer‘s late try sealed the win over Steve McNamara’s Bulls, and Celtic will be looking to register their first home win in Super League this weekend against Catalans.

Dixon added: “It’s a massive challenge at home against the Catalans Dragons.

“But there’s a buoyancy in our step that’s not been there for a while now and we’ll go in in a confident mood.

“We’ve got to make sure we push on in the coming fixtures, there are a lot of mountains to climb.

“[The Bradford win] was the first time we’ve kept a performance going for 80 minutes, that’s the big difference at Super League level.”

The Crusaders were formed in 2005 and won promotion to National League in their second season before being granted a Super League licence last July.