WHITEHAVEN RL faced a tough defeat this weekend against Wakefield. 

The West Cumbrian side came away with a 6-30 defeat against the league leaders at the Ortus Rec on Sunday, May 26. 

Head coach Jonty Gorley spoke to Jordan Weir about the game, he said: "Sometimes you've got to give credit where credit's due, I think they're averaging mid-30 points every game.

"We won't be the first and won't be the last team they put 30 points on. I thought we started pretty well to be fair. 

"It was 0-0 after 25 minutes and set for set we were getting 100% completion and then they get three tries before halftime off the back of our errors and penalties, but it's rugby that's what happens. We got our try off the back of them making an error, so it was a tough day at the office. 

"Like I say you don't need to give teams like this more ball than they're going to get, and we did that a few times today. I'm not too downhearted, I think we've got to take the positives out of it like how we started the game. 

"They made a few errors coming out of yardage through our defending and putting a bit of pressure on them. I thought we had a lot of defence to do on our goal line in the first half and especially in the second half and to be fair we kept them out and got a couple of knock-ons in a good ball. 

"So, we'll take the positives and let's not let this last three weeks go unnoticed how we've been and let's build for Doncaster. 

"At 18-6 after that try you've got to compete on kicks and that's what happens when you do. After that we had a couple more good ball sets, we didn't complete, if we had and just put them under a bit more pressure rather than letting a good team like this off the hook who knows if we'd have scored next. 

"I'm not saying we'd have gone out and beat them, but it makes it harder for them to go out later on and get those good scores on the board."