St George Illawarra Dragons National Youth Competition team Head Coach Mat Head admits he is proud of his players’ recent efforts ahead of the fixture against the Penrith Panthers at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Sunday.
The Young Dragons overcame wet conditions to come away with a gritty 26-24 win over the South Sydney Rabbtiohs last round to come away with their first two competition points of the season.
Head notes that he is pleased with the way in which the victory was achieved and hopes to sets-up a platform for future victories in the upcoming weeks.
“The win has given all the boys some confidence and this has been in the way they have since trained in the build-up to the game against the Panthers,” said Head.
“We’ve had some results go against use prior to the win which was a little disappointing to get the two-points was a relief.
“We had spoken at half-time about our concentration levels and I had asked the boys to run harder and tackle harder than the opposition.
“To see the result of this made me a very proud coach, especially in the wet conditions we encountered.
“It is now about focusing on the upcoming match against the Panthers who are always traditionally a tough side.
“We will continue to work hard and hopefully a similar result can come about.”