SEDGLEY Tigers have been told to put last weekend’s 41-19 defeat to Blaydon behind them with a rousing performance on Saturday.
Assistant coach Dave Peet could not hide his frustration after the Tigers failed to turn up against a team they beat comfortably in the reverse National League One fixture.
There have been many great days for Sedgley at Park Lane, but this was one to forget for the home faithful.
Two quickfire tries in the first five minutes saw the visitors dominate from the off. They added a further two tries and picked up the all-important bonus point before half time.
The second half saw Sedgley grow in spirit with tries from Louis McGowan, Chris Wilkinson and Tom Leader, but the day belonged to Blaydon as they added another two tries, and the Tigers were left with their tails between their legs.
The defeat was a harsh lesson for Sedgley who failed to make an impact in the first 40 minutes.
Peet said: “The players did not stick to the game plan. If you do not turn up from the start then you can never win a game of rugby.”
Sedgley face two teams below them in their final two games. Saturday sees them take on bottom of the league Barking, kick off 3pm, and the final game is at home to Cambridge.