INTERVIEW: Bears coach Tsang left frustrated following home defeat to Keighley - The Coventry Observer

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INTERVIEW: Bears coach Tsang left frustrated following home defeat to Keighley

Shaun Reynolds 11th May, 2017 Updated: 11th May, 2017

RUGBY LEAGUE: COVENTRY Bears head coach Tom Tsang has said he was left frustrated after Sunday afternoon’s defeat against Keighley Cougars.

Bears scored first during Sunday’s game before being made to work hard to regain the lead after losing it in the opening half.

However Tsang’s team ended losing by 20 points, despite winning the second half.

He said: “It was frustrating.

“I felt for 65 minutes of the game we were as good as, and at times much better than, Keighley.

“But while our level of performance peaked and troughed, the Cougars maintained a consistent level of play and they made us pay for a few back-to-back errors in the second quarter.

“We try to give the players a lot of freedom in attack, allowing the players on the field to make decisions on when to play it safe and when to be creative.

“This has allowed us to be very dangerous with the ball and unpredictable for opposition defences.

“The downside to this is that we tend to be a bit too clever sometimes – so we end up losing the ball and then we are back defending, and that’s not our strength.

“But we now have a chance to improve things against York on Sunday.”

Despite almost going out of business, York are now finding their feet in the league and have been producing some good results – beating Doncaster and putting 50 past Gloucester last week.

York’s support is strong and could be quite intimidating for Tom Tsang’s men.

They play York on the road this Sunday (May 14) with kick-off at 3pm.

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