Reittie happy with his return to form

Wayne Reittie
Wayne Reittie

Recalled winger Wayne Reittie declared himself content with his return to form after posting two tries as Halifax overpowered Rochdale last weekend.

Reittie, the former Batley back, finished last season as the club’s in-form threequarter, but found himself edged out of coach Karl Harrison’s 2014 side by the form of Gareth Potts and Tommy Saxton.

But with Potts missing the trip to Spotland in the wake of the 12-6 horror show against North Wales, Reittie seized his chance with two forcefully taken tries crowning an excellent all-round performance.

“Individually, I was happy,” admitted Reittie, who seems almost certain to keep his spot for Sunday’s difficult trip to Dewsbury (3.0).

“I played at Workington two weeks ago, but Karl didn’t feel I’d done enough that day to keep my place, so I took that on board, went away and worked hard again.

“I got another chance on Sunday and I knew I had to perform.

“I think I did that; I’m satisfied with how I played and hopefully I can string a few games together now.”.

Reittie’s tries arrived before the break as Fax built a 22-0 lead that was never threatened, pushing the Shay outfit up to third in the Championship table.

“We played really in that first half and we started the second half really well too,” said Reittie.

“We lost our way a little bit, but it’s a game and a result that will have helped team spirit and confidence.

“When you’re confident in sport, you always perform better and I think that will show now.

“Hopefully it’s a step back towards being one of the teams people talk about in this division.

“Dewsbury is always hard; it’s a small pitch and a big set of lads, but after Sunday I think we can go there and get the job done.

“We’re still there, up in the mix, which is what we wanted.”.