Competition - ISP. Round - Round 9. Teams - Wests Tigers v Newcastle Knights. Date - 29th of April 2017. Venue - Leichhardt Oval

Woolford welcomes ISP break

Reserve Grade coach Simon Woolford said the 16-point loss to the West Tigers on the weekend was a similar story to previous weeks.

“We were playing really good in patches but when things don’t go our way we’re not handling that too well,” explained Woolford.

“We just need to react together collectively a bit better under a bit of adversity, as soon as we get that bit right some results will start going our way.”

The ISP coach believes his side hasn’t been the same since their triumphant win over a stacked Penrith Panthers side in Round 6.

“We beat Penrith with quite a good team and that was three in a row,” explained Woolford.

“I think the boys are trying, we’re starting games really well so I’m not too sure if it’s total attitude.

“When things don’t go our way and we get put under the pump a bit, we’re not rolling up the sleeves and getting through the period.

Woolford maintains the break with this week will give his side a chance to come back refreshed.

“It gives us a bit of time with the break, recharge and we come back next week and we play one of the better teams, the Mounties,” he said.

“Hopefully that will bring the best out of the guys and we can put in a good performance.

“Having a few days off some of the part-time guys will go and play for their local clubs.”

The Reserve Grade coach said it is getting to the stage now where they need to turn their season around quickly.

“We can’t afford to be going another two or three games with the similar issue, we need to get on top of it now before our season slips away.

“I am not too concerned about the ladder at the moment, I’m just worried about putting in some 80 minute performances and after that we’ll win games and the rest of it will take care of itself.”