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Turner feeling positive ahead of Lock Lane clash

1 year ago By Ben McKenna

Shark's head coach previews tomorrow's game

SHAW CROSS Sharks' head coach Brett Turner is ready for a tough test as Castleford Lock Lane visit Leeds Road tomorrow afternoon (2.30pm).

Lock Lane were relegated from the NCL Premier Division last sea-son but the sides played each other in the second round of the Challenge Cup last year, a game that Lock Lane won 40-6.

Cross are yet to win a game at home this season and currently sit in mid-table In the National Conference League Division Ono after two wins and four defeats.

“I think Lock Lane might be in a bit of a false league position, they had a slow start but their recent form has been pretty impressive," said Turner.

“They are going to be a strong team but we are going to do our best and look to go on a bit of a run as we play teams around us in the league in the coming weeks and we need to get a few results."

The Sharks were victorious on their last outing as they defeated Hull Dockers 26-10 two weeks ago.

Turner says that there is more confidence about the team but it is the close games they must start winning.

The coach was loft frustrated by the timing of the bank holiday break and hopes that his players can continue to carry some momentum into tomorrow’s game.

He said: “The bank holiday came at the wrong time for us we had a good win away in Hull and trained well last week but sometimes these things happen and you have to deal with it.

"The lads showed a lot of heart against Hull, there was some brilliant goal-line defence and when they broke up the field against us we got back really well.

"We should be able to put on a good performance, you look to do well at home and we have struggled a bit so far.

"We have only lost to the current top four, and most of the games we probably should have won, I'm not worried that we have got some hoodoo over us or anything like that.

"On the whole it is disappointing because there are games that were there for the taking but tomorrow we will try and remain cool and learn our lessons from those games."

Shaw Cross will be without captain Danny Flowers who is likely to be sidelined until the middle of June.

Paul March is also unavailable after picking up an injury a few weeks ago.

Turner is confident that despite missing some key players there is enough depth in his squad for Shaw Cross to be able to secure their first home win of the season.

Updated 15:38 - 5 May 2017 by Ben McKenna

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