Rising try tally offers fresh hope to Rotherham Titans

By Admin | 31/01/2020

Rising try tally offers fresh hope to Rotherham Titans
Zak Poole goes over for one of Rotherham's five tries at Darlington last Saturday.

COACH Steve Salvin wants Rotherham Titans to carry their new-found firepower into the final ten crucial games of the season, starting at home to Chinnor tomorrow.

The paucity in attack which has helped plunge the team into relegation trouble in National One is showing signs of being cured.

Since Christmas, Rotherham have averaged 25 points a game and significantly upped their try tally.
The trick now, after shipping 41 points at Darlington last Saturday, is to find some extra defensive stubbornness.

“Taking eight points from our last four games, considering our position in the league, is not bad,” said Salvin.

“It obviously could have been better had we executed a couple of things and although it was frustrating to concede 41 points on Saturday, we are a far more disciplined side now.

“We've scored something like 15 tries in four games and that suggests to me that we are becoming a bigger threat in attack than we have been. We're not a million miles off averaging four a game in the last four matches.

“As much as we need to tighten defensively, we need to score points and the good thing is we seem to be having some success there.”

Rotherham will be chasing a rare double tomorrow, having pipped Chinnor 26-24 in the first meeting in Oxfordshire in October. 

Chinnor,who include ex-Titan Carl Kirwan in their ranks, arrive on the back of three wins from the last four. 

Kick-off is 2pm.

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