It was all about getting a result on Friday, a result that could kick start Sheffield Eagles’ season.
A last gasp try from stalwart Menzie Yere secured a valuable victory over Dewsbury Rams, as the Eagles ended a wretched recent run which had seen Mark Aston’ s side lose their previous three encounters.
Whilst the performance wasn’t vintage, the Eagles director of rugby was just glad to have that winning feeling back as his side avenged their defeat to the Rams earlier in the campaign.
“We just needed to win, that was the most important thing,” Aston told The Star.
“Does that not surprise me, winning in the last minute of the game. The chips have been down, our heads have been down, our confidence has been down, so we just needed to find a way to win a game.
“We nearly didn’t but the pleasing thing for me is that we finished off and we played to the final whistle.”
Aston hailed his match-winner Yere, who again showed he is still a force to be reckoned with after capping an amazing comeback with the winning score. The Eagles chief is now looking to build on their result ahead of another home game with Workington in two weeks time.
“I thought we had blown it as we took a couple of wrong options and panicked a little bit, but thankfully Mr. Yere is still with us and he pulled off a special try for us to win the game,” Aston added.
“There was a bit of light at the end of the tunnel and that is what you hang onto. There were lots of areas, we need to work on but we just needed that confidence boost and we got it. We need to get our heads down and get a bit of confidence and belief - Workington is the next up and we will focus on that.”
“We are not out of it yet, we said we were at rock bottom and we were not great for parts of the game but now we can try and build on how we finished the game. We need to try and get our house in order, bit by bit. They have sung their song. They’ve got a smile on their faces again. I’ve never questioned their ability but we just need to get going.”