SHAW Cross Sharks head coach Brett Turner has been disappointed with his side’s start to the season after only one win from their opening five games.
The Sharks have not lost a game by more than 10 points this campaign, and Turner feels that his players have performed well, but need to find a way to start winning the close games.
Shaw Cross have lost two games by a two-point margin, and lost against Milford Marlins after conceding a late try in a game that was level until the final seconds.
Turner says that it is time to start getting some wins on the board as the Sharks travel to take on Hull Dockers tomorrow afternoon (2.30pm).
“Hull have come down from the Premier Division so I am not sure what to expect from them. They have a young set of players so I am expecting a tasty contest,” said Turner.
“The season up to now has been disappointing, there have been good performances but you don’t get anything for good performances if you don’t win.
“There hasn’t been a game so far that we couldn’t have won and we somehow find a way to lose the close games. At the moment we are either going to win a game by 20 points or lose by two points.”
Turner has no issues with his side’s physical capabilities but says that the losses this year have been about the team’s frame of mind.
He said: “At the minute it is a mental thing and something we need to get to the bottom of and improve.
“It is something that once it is gone it will be gone. We just need to find a way to eradicate the problem. I can’t quite put my finger on what the exact issue is but we will find it and fix it.
“To have lost four out of our five games and still have a positive points difference shows how close we have been in games this season. We really are not far off but unfortunately we are not close enough just yet.”
Updated 18:08 - 21 Apr 2017 by Ben McKenna