REACTION | Horne believes sin-bin changed the game

REACTION | Horne believes sin-bin changed the game

21st August 2017

Dons head coach Richard Horne believes Louis Shetiff’s sin-binning was the defining moment in his side’s 22-21 narrow defeat to Workington Town.

Workington scored three times while the Dons were down to 12-men and Horne believes that it was a difficult challenge to get back into the game.

"The game changed after we went down to 12-men and they scored three tries while we had a man less and they punished us for it,” he said.

"We spoke a lot before hand about giving Workington field positions, they'll post points and we just didn't get back it the game from that point.

"We started the game really well, but sort of imploded a little but with errors and penalties.”

The Dons do not play this weekend due to the Challenge Cup final between Hull FC and Wigan Warriors, but Horne welcomes the break in play and says it’s a perfect chance for the players to re-charge their batteries.

"The lads will be in training because there are a lot of things that we need to tidy up,” he said.

"It's a good chance for us to recharge the batteries as we picked up a few knocks, we need to make sure we have people ready for the York game.

"If we are on it and play the way we know we can, we can beat any team in this competition and we know York will be a hard game and we will be ready for it.”

REACTION | Horne believes sin-bin changed the game