Ahead of Friday's #NRL game between Penrith Panthers and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, writer Rob C...
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Leigh coach Darren Abram felt his side had missed a golden opportunity to register their first Engage Super League victory after a 26-22 defeat at Warrington Wolves.
Abram said: ?It was a massive improvement on last week?s performance but I think we should have won the game.
?I felt we were the better team in the first half and the scoreboard showed it but we moved away from the game plan in the second 40 minutes.
?Our kicking game in the second half fell down which was the difference really because Lee Briers? kicking for Warrington was superb. Every kick he did asked questions of our back three.
?Not many teams will come to the Halliwell Jones Stadium and take two points and we should have today.?
Warrington coach Paul Cullen was concerned at the number of errors his side made but was happy to take the two league points.
Cullen said: ?We made a lot of unforced errors when we went through the line and you don?t need to be a rocket scientist to work out that if you don?t have the ball you go into defence and work hard.
?After 12 minutes they were almost gone and buried but we kept giving them the ball back and from the 12th minute to the 32nd minute we didn?t complete a single set in that 20-minute spell.
?It was a mark of our character that in 80 minutes Leigh never broke our line with a single play.
?Their first try came off an interception and the two other scores came from kicks that were not dealt with properly.?