With one fixture still remaining in August, Town so far have had a positive start to the new campaign with ten points from their opening five games. Three of those fixtures have been away from home yielding six points from a possible nine.
Beeston and Hunslet remain the only two teams still unbeaten in the league with Town three and five points respectively behind the top two. Hunslet have been the surprise package so far with a 100% record still intact and pre-season favourites Beeston exactly where most people expected them to be.
Manager Simon Armstrong had this to say;
'We've enjoyed what I'd describe as a good start to the season and yet I feel somewhat disappointed. Our two opening wins were terrific but still left room for improvement, the draw with Beeston felt like a point gained at the time but in hindsight felt like an opportunity missed. To win at Headingley from 1-0 down with five minutes remaining showed great character, but we have to question why are we in that situation having had plenty of possession and opportunities. Finally the away game at Field where they were by far the better side and we simply didn't turn up in the first half. For me Field represents one of the most difficult away days in the league for a variety of reasons, a positive result in that environment sends a strong message to the rest of the league, unfortunately again an opportunity missed.'
Armstrong went on to say;
'As I said it's been a good start during an incredibly busy shedule of fixtures with all teams, including ourselves missing players. We have eight players that will return in September and provide internal competition for starting places, it's really important and will help us continue to drive high standards within the group. Despite the feeling of disappointment we still sit fourth in table with a good points return. In addition we know we can improve and that we can play better, the challenge, as with all teams is to find that consistency in performance and we'll be working incredibly hard throughout the season to achieve that.'