Coach Barron Previews Tough Weekend Ahead For Wild
The RTL Widnes Wild have the chance to go top of the Laidler Conference table this weekend – if they play to their full potential and other results go their way – as they have return games against the two teams they have already beaten in the league this season in the shape of Hull Jets and Bradford Bulldogs .
Widnes are currently in joint second place in the Laidler Conference with 4 points from their two starts, two points behind Blackburn Eagles who have played a game more and who don’t play this coming weekend.
The Wild travel to Hull on Saturday to face the Jets at Hull Arena in a 5.15 face off, knowing that they beat them 8-1 back at Silver Blades Widnes in the first game of the season and then they are then at home – for the first time in three weeks – to face the Bradford Bulldogs side who gave them such a tough game last week.
Looking back to the Bradford game, Player / Coach Ollie Barron said: “We went to Bradford knowing that they had a good performance away in Deeside in a pre- season game, so we knew what to expect. I felt we dominated for large periods but didn’t execute our chances which always allowed Bradford to be in the game, and credit to Bradford as they capitalised and really did push us for 60 minutes. I was happy with the fight and character we showed to get back into the game, I’m sure Bradford will be taking points off teams this season.”
Looking ahead to the games this weekend, Ollie said: “On Saturday we travel to Hull, who seem to improving on results since our opening day fixture, so I expect another good game, On Sunday Bradford come to Widnes where we will be looking to improve our all-round team performance from the previous game.”
The home game against Bradford Bulldogs is this Sunday 25th September. Doors open at 4.45pm and face off is 5.30.
Photo: Wild’s Karl Niamatali (#4) in action away at Bradford last Saturday (photo by Shaun Larkin)