Grima delighted London weathered Doncaster’s perfect storm

London Broncos coach Joey Grima was left with mixed feelings after his team’s 26-22 win over Doncaster at the Hive on Sunday.

The side from the capital raced into a 20-0 half-time lead, but endured a sterling fightback from their visitors, with the game ending 26-22 to the Londoners.

Grima felt that at least his players knew where things had begun to get untidy and which issues they needed to work on.

“They understand where they went wrong individually and collectively,” Grima told reporters after the match.

“For 34 and a half minutes we had to weather a storm, that was a perfect storm too, to be quite honest and to be fair to Paul Cooke and the Doncaster side they were absolutely sensational in that second half.

“But on the other side defensively they had enough ball to win two games of football.

“I think what happened is that rather than trying to win the game we tried to close the game, and it was too far to close the game, we didn’t need to close the game.

“We needed to continue to play the style of play we played in the first 25-30 minutes of the first half and we went away from that structurally.

“Until we learn to stick to those patterns and we allow teams to regain a little bit of momentum we’re going to make it difficult for us.”

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