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Seaman: We need to improve mentally

PUBLISHED: 09:42 22 September 2015 | UPDATED: 09:42 22 September 2015

Barking head coach Nigel Seaman (wearing black) watches on as Ben Lloyd heads for the line against Ruislip (pic: Deborah Lloyd)

Barking head coach Nigel Seaman (wearing black) watches on as Ben Lloyd heads for the line against Ruislip (pic: Deborah Lloyd)

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Barking head coach worried by mindset after Old Priorians defeat

Barking head coach Nigel Seaman believes the team were not in the right frame of mind to beat Old Priorians after losing the London One North clash 38-5.

Steve Hayes scored the visitors only try of the match, dotting down off the back of a driving maul after Joe Touma had collected the ball.

But Seaman feels that if Barking had been in a more determined mood, it could have been two straight successes following victory at home to Ruislip in their previous outing.

“We weren’t as focussed as we perhaps could have been. We have a better skill set than last year, but at the minute the mindset isn’t there,” said Seaman.

“We just seem to go behind and switch off. We don’t want to face up to the situation. Credit to Old Priors who are a good team but they were there for the taking.”

Next up for Barking is a match at their Gale Street base at home to Brentwood, who have a 100 per cent record so far this season.

And Seaman is confident he knows exactly where the team must improve if they are to bounce back quickly with a win against their local rivals.

He added: “Old Priors seemed to score off of our scraps. We missed a lot of tackles, which is something we will definitely be focussing on this week in training.”


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