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Townson: We Must Be More Clinical

Published on 23rd December 2013 by Tom Tainton

Lock frustrated despite victory

Glen Townson admitted the players were frustrated in the dressing room following the 21-7 victory over Ealing Trailfinders.

"The handling and accuracy of our game wasn’t good enough and it cost us"

Glen Townson

Bristol returned to winning ways in the Greene King IPA Championship, but couldn’t convert chances into points during a turgid second period.

“Its very disappointing. We discussed it in the dressing room after the game and the players realize that the second half was unacceptable,” the lock told

“We were pretty solid at the set-piece but we didn’t let that manifest into points. There were too many handling errors and they slowed our ball down at the breakdown.

“Ealing are a proud team and they came at us, but we need to be more clinical – the boys were really down in the dressing room.

“We had a really positive week in training but that didn’t transfer into the game on Saturday – we let ourselves down.

“It’s frustrating because we had plenty of dominance in the first period, but the handling and accuracy of our game wasn’t good enough and it cost us.

“The positives are that we got a win under our belts and a victory is important, but we were frustrated not to come away with maximum points.”