Fox pleased despite another loss

BAY Tigers coach Deryck Fox believes his side has “turned a corner” despite losing for the fifth time in a row on Saturday night.Fox’s injury-depleted side led for 58 minutes before going down 30-18 to the fast-finishing Albion Park-Oak Flats Eagles at Mackay Park.However, a spirited display from his players had Fox in an upbeat mood after the match.“I just asked for a little bit of heart from everybody today and that’s what I got,” he said.“We showed some creativity and the boys tackled themselves to a standstill, so I can’t ask for any more than that.“The guys have got self-belief now and I’m hoping this is a turning point for the second half of the season.”Eagles’ fullback Danny Sartori was the undisputed star of the show with a hat-trick, while halfback Matt Carroll also put on a classy performance.The home side got off to the best possible start in the icy cold conditions when fullback Nathan Wood touched down and then converted for 6-nil after five minutes.The Eagles looked shell-shocked and countless handling errors meant they struggled for field position throughout the first half.Batemans Bay made the most of the situation and extended its lead in the 23rd minute when young winger Adam McCann somehow grounded Rhys Burazor’s neat grubber kick.Full of new-found confidence, the Tigers continued to surge forward and thought they had a third try when Wood barged over in the 30th minute.However, celebrations were cut short as referee William Drury ruled the fullback had lost control.Then a minute later, Sartori collected his own chip kick and scored under the posts to reduce the deficit to four at half-time.Whatever Fox said to his players in the sheds worked a treat as the Bay started the second half as it did the first – at a high tempo with and without the ball.And when Burazor’s well-placed kick earned the Tigers repeat sets in the 52nd minute, it set up dummy half Adam Stone to score and put the hosts ahead 14-6.But that was as good as it got for the home side as Sartori and Carroll combined to devastating effect.Sartori completed his treble either side of Derek Gray’s 64th-minute try as the Eagles put the match out of the Bay’s reach.Winger Matthew Stone put the icing on the cake for the visitors for 30-14 in the 76th minute before Mat Hensley’s acrobatic leap two minutes later was mere consolation for the Tigers.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on 苏州美甲培训学校.