Warriors coach Nathan Brown has warned his squad after losing 20-18 to the Gold Coast Titans.
Life for the Warriors today was made even more difficult after conceding within the first 45 seconds of the game when AJ Brimson took a superb break to set up Beau Fermor.
Shortly after, the Warriors then trailed 12-0 after winger Greg Marzhew scored his first of two tries for the game.
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While the Warriors responded in spectacular fashion with three of the next four tries to lead by two runs at the main break, the Titans had the answer in the second half.
A Phillip Sami try midway through the second half was the difference.
“Our start to the game, our two advantages – the first two tries, they played balls slow, it was really poor. Not good enough if you want to win games,” Brown said after the game.
“We don’t try to develop players anymore, we want to win bloody football matches. It wasn’t acceptable. It’s not a good enough start.”
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Brown made mention of his outside backs, warning the team by saying mistakes will cost the team and make everyone “feel bad”.
“Obviously a good effort to get back in the game, and up front again like we did last week, but then we had two young outside backs who dropped the ball with the line wide open purely and simply because that they didn’t go deep enough. Again not acceptable,” Brown explained.
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“Not now with where we want to be as a football club. Really disappointing.
“It was a good game of football, I’m not saying anyone was better than the other.
“I think both teams had periods when they were better. Who deserved to win? I’m not sure.
“Whether you deserve to win or not… you get the ball with no one in front of you, you catch it and put it down and score. We had two blatant ones. They took everything they created, to their credit.
“We have talented young players, they need to understand the consequences of not getting it right…it costs you games and it depresses us all.”
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