John Kear was clearly unhappy with the performance of the Batley team after they were hammered by London, and warned that the Bulldogs could be in for more hammerings if they didn’t change their attitude quickly.
By saying that his aim for the team was the million pound game John had given out a clear goal for the season, but the impression was that the Bulldogs were happy enough to have reached the top four. With the “go out and enjoy it attitude” that was apparent, the Dogs seem to have forgotten that competitiveness comes with hard work and concentration.
When that was achieved, mission accomplished was put on the door, but unfortunately it is not. What we are doing now is getting embarrassed two weeks on the trot
said an unhappy Kear in an interview with the Evening Post. [Source: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/batley/batley-bulldogs-kear-hammers-out-warning-message-1-8070330]
London were obviously out to avenge the 31-20 defeat at the hands of the Bulldogs in July and showed the passion so badly missing from the hapless Batley side as they ran in 14 tries, unable to repeat the form of the last match in July at the Foxes Biscuits Stadium.
Now the Dogs have to pick themselves up very quickly for the first home match of the Super 8s against the Huddersfield Giants on Sunday if they are to avoid further embarrassment.
London Broncos – Batley Bulldogs
76 - 16
2. Match Day
14. August 2016, 15:00
Scorers London Broncos
Tries: Soward, Harrison, Macani (3), Ackers, Cunningham (2), Garside, Williams (3), Bussey, Ioane
Goals: Soward (10)
Scorers Batley Bulldogs
Tries: James Brown, Rowe, Ulugia
Misc: Lillycrop sinbinned for backchatting the match official
Referee Chris Kendall
Match Report from Tom Hooley
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