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Sheffield Tigers head coach Dan Richmond claims a lack of accuracy from his side, coupled with tricky weather, were the contributing factors that culminated in a 20-11 defeat to Caldy.

Michael Dias’ early try plus a penalty from the boot of Thomas Outram had left the visitors sitting pretty at the break, tied 8-8 with their higher-placed SSE National League 2 North opponents.

But two quick tries from Caldy within minutes of the restart immediately had the Tigers on the back foot playing into the wind.

Outram added a second penalty on 68 minutes but that would be his side’s final score of the match as they fell to a 20-11 away defeat.

“It was a good start to the game. However, we were poor in defence with our discipline, and we let them get out of defensive mode to putting an attack together,” said Richmond. “Those are the areas we can control, they let themselves down with the penalty count and lack of accuracy but we can try and address those.

“They were able to score two quick tries after the break which gave them a cushion.

“There were particularly windy conditions which ended up being the deciding factor. We had field position but were just not able to use it in the second half, it’s all well and good having possession, particularly away from home, but you need to be in the right areas to come away with victory.

“The boys are particularly disappointed with the way we managed field positions and it will be something we will look to address this week.”

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