Murrell’s happy with form as Fax slash admission prices for Challenge Cup date

Anthony Thackeray in action at Doncaster
Anthony Thackeray in action at Doncaster
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Halifax skipper Scott Murrell is pleased with the Championship leaders’ form over Easter, but insisted there is still much more to come from Karl Harrison’s side.

Fax bolstered their position at the top of the table with back-to-back wins over Dewsbury and Doncaster, winning by an aggregate score of 94-22.

“It’s coming together, but we are still a long way from realising our potential,” said the former Leeds and Hull KR playmaker, who admitted that the second half of Monday’s clash at the Keepmoat Stadium, which saw the Dons outscore their visitors 16-0 had taken some gloss off the Bank Holiday weekend.

“The important thing is that we are still picking up the victories along the way.

“Personally, I felt really disappointed on Monday.

“We had talked about kicking on from the Dewsbury game and for 40 minutes we did that.

“We spoke at half time about keeping it going, but then we just crumbled.

“Credit to Doncaster for coming back, but we should have been better than that.

“We’re a tight knit group though, it’s probably one of the closest groups I have ever worked with, and we’ll look after each other and work hard to get better.”

Fax will be in Challenge Cup action against Championship One new boys Oxford on Sunday (3.0) and will start at short odds to record another thumping win, although Murrell remains cautious about the threat presented by Tony Benson’s side.

“They are all big games, no matter who you play,” he said.

“Look at Sheffield losing, Featherstone losing, over Easter.

“If you’re not on your game, you’ll get beat.”

Fax officials have announced a two-for-one ticket deal for Sunday’s game for all areas of the ground, effectively slashing adult admission to £9 for the East Stand and £7.50 for the South Stand.

Further details are available from the club on 01422 342792.