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Marsh hails Knights resilience

The Knights returned to winning ways in the Betfred Championship on Sunday, recording our third league triumph of the campaign with a narrow victory over London and full-back Matty Marsh, sponsored by Sancus Utilities, acknowledged that, after a strong first forty minutes, the Knights were their own worst enemy in the second period.

“I think we made it tough for ourselves. We started off quite well, playing our sets out and completing high, but I think sometimes we tried to force the last pass and that let them back into the game in the second half.

“They got a bit of a roll on and you can’t let teams do that when you have a good lead.”

Despite that, however, the Knights did leave the capital with two points and the narrow margin reflected a scoreline regularly seen in 2019’s charge to the Championship play-offs. Marsh noted the resilience within the Knights squad, pointing to that helping the team be the best it can be.

“In that situation last year, we probably would have chucked it away so to have that resilience in the group to keep plugging away and fighting to the end is a good thing.

“That’s the sort of team we are building, one that never gives up and has the energy to fight to the end. That’s how you get the wins, even if it’s by two points.”

Sunday afternoon also saw Marsh, so regularly used in the halves over the last twelve months, make his third consecutive appearance in the number one spot – a position he relishes.

“It’s my preferred position but if I’m asked to play somewhere else I’ll keep doing it and doing my best wherever the team needs me.”

The Knights return to action this Sunday in the Betfred Challenge Cup, visiting Whitehaven as we look to reach Round Six of the prestigious competition. We are pleased to be running a supporters bus for the trip and full details – including how to book your seat – is available HERE.


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