Tony Benson taking positives from 68-0 defeat

Oldham coach Tony Benson is taking the positives away from his side’s 68-0 loss to Featherstone.

Despite the heavy score line in favour of the Championship Grand Final winners, Oldham were only trailing 14-0 at half time.

And it’s the first half performance Benson wants to concentrate on ahead of his side’s visit to South Wales Scorpions.

He said: We were actually good in the first half, but we’d had three tries disallowed. We were up there with them for the first half.

“In the second half they got repeat sets on us and scored from them, so we had a 10-minute period where we were just tackling. In the second half we only had 10 sets, while they had 26. We just tackled the whole time.”

Benson is cautious over the Scorpions trip, and knows they will be a difficult team to beat.

He said: “Jamie Rooney is there so they’ll be well-organised, and a six-hour bus ride is a leveller for anyone. We’ve just got to get on with it.

“They’re an unknown at the moment. They’re like us in that they’ve not had many games, but every team is a threat.”

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