Time to ditch 'gallant losers' tag, Rotherham Titans are told

Time to ditch 'gallant losers' tag, Rotherham Titans are told

By David Beddows | 06/03/2020

Time to ditch 'gallant losers' tag, Rotherham Titans are told
Connor Dever sets Rotherham moving in last week's defeat away to Rams.

 

ROTHERHAM Titans have been told that points, not plaudits, are the priority as their National One survival fight continues.

Since the turn of the year Rotherham have collected bonus points from most of their matches, earning plenty of praise from opposition players and coaches along the way.

Crucially, they’ve won only two of them and last weekend’s 25-20 defeat at Rams added to the list of near misses.

A victory would have take Titans much closer to fourth-bottom Birmingham Moseley with six games to play.

Instead, Rotherham let slip a winning position at half time and were unable to fully capitalise on Moseley’s home defeat to Plymouth. The Clifton Lane outfit trail the Midlands team by five points going into tomorrow’s home match against Bishops Stortford (2pm). Moseley are away to Cambridge.

Coach Steve Salvin told the Advertiser: “I said to the boys after the Rams game, we can’t keep being gallant losers. 

“As much as I put it into perspective and recognise there was some really good stuff from us, at what point do we say ‘we need to be better than this’?

“We have to start putting games like that to bed."

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