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Brown hails togetherness after win at Widnes



Winger Joe Brown scored two vital tries in Sunday’s hard-fought 14-16 victory at the home of Widnes Vikings and, while highlighting the importance of the win, the former Bradford man knows there is room for improvement.


“It was a massive victory for us but we didn’t perform anywhere near what we are capable of so it was a bit frustrating.


“That being said, Widnes is a tough place to go and I thought they played really well so yeah, I think we did well to get the win but there’s a lot to work on and we need to fix it up pretty quickly.”


Speaking on how a team reacts when they know things aren’t going to plan on the pitch, 23-year-old Brown pointed to the importance of togetherness.


“It’s a difficult one but, when you look at the players around you, you find a way to get each other through it. We’ve got a lot of resilience and a mental toughness that gets us through those periods. Probably for fifty minutes of that game, we were nowhere near where we want to be and, even after going in front, we were still making silly errors which was frustrating.

“That togetherness is one of things that we have instilled in us now and being resilient and tough through those periods is something Fordy is driving in us all the time. If you stick together, you’ve always got a chance to come away with the result.”


Brown’s 56th-minute try, his second of the match, came with the Knights up against it and, after scoring, wrestled back an element of control from a tiring Widnes team.


“That sort of try, the ones that come against the run of play, give you a massive boost and they spur you on to finish the job. It was a game that we weren’t at the races for but we found a way.


“When you’re not playing your best and you find a way to win, that’s the sign of a really good team.”


Finally, Brown spoke of the fluency the team were playing with before this tough spell and believes that hard work will see those performances return.


“A few weeks ago we were playing some really good stuff. We were hard to break down and we were scoring some really attractive tries.


“Now, we need to go back to doing the basics right and the good stuff will come off the back of that for the rest of the season.”


The Knights’ next match sees us travel to Cumbria to face Whitehaven on Sunday 26th June and we will update supporters on when we have a ticket allocation to sell from our Club Shop.



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