Inspiring victory can supercharge Eagles

Kyle Briggs - Sheffield Eagles.
Kyle Briggs - Sheffield Eagles.
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Sheffield Eagles’ coach Mark Aston believes his team can “kick on” after their win at Doncaster.

Victory gave new life to the bid to secure a play-off place with five league games to go. “We have been Jekyll and Hyde and we need to be consistent – that’s been the story of our season but hopefully we get a bit more confidence out of the win” he said. “We’ve been talking about it all season now we need to kick on and better. Doncaster are a good team; they have played well all season.”

Aston added: “We started the game strongly, in the second half Doncaster scored a couple of quick tries on the back our errors. When confidence is down you don’t execute, you don’t pass the ball, you don’t make a two on one - it’s all about decision making and we made some poor decisions in clinical areas and that was a disappointment for me.

Aston was boosted by the performance of Kyle Briggs at stand-off: “He showed a bit of class and James Davey had a massive impact when he went on so plenty of people played a lot better. A better performance.”

He added: “We should have racked up a few more points but we weren’t clinical.”

The 26-22 win in the South Yorkshire derby put the Eagles up to seventh in the Championship with back-to-back home games coming up against Swinton and Whitehaven.