Whitehaven coach Don Gailer was furious with his side as Whitehaven lost 34-18 on Wednesday.
Gailer was unimpressed with his side in their midweek clash at Hunslet, and ripped into his side after the game.
He said: “We were dreadful and there’s no hiding that. We only had a 49 per cent completion rate, and that’s not going to win you an U14s match, never mind one at this level.
“Our execution left more than a lot to be desired and our ball retention was disgraceful.”
Whitehaven’s game on Wednesday had to be rescheduled due to the weather the previous weekend. However Gailer is relieved to be playing again after a short period of time as his side take on Gateshead at the Recreation Ground.
He said: “I’m actually pretty glad we’ve got a short turnaround, because the pain of Wednesday night will still be fresh in the memories of our blokes.
“You get a chance to dust yourself off, stand up and do it all again and hopefully put a few things right.”