HALIFAX cannot afford to dwell on the aftermath of Sunday’s last-second Northern Rail Cup defeat by Leigh.
That’s the message from winger Rob Worrincy as the club begin preparations for next weekend’s Co-operative Championship meeting with York at the Shay.
Leigh winger Tom Armstrong’s try on the final-play of the game secured a dramatic victory for Ian Millward’s side and left Fax’s players dejected at a rainswept Bloomfield Road.
But Worrincy, whose second half try put Fax 16-10 ahead with 12 minutes remaining, warned against compounding that disappointment with a home loss to the Knights.
“There’s no time to sulk, we need to kick on,” said Worrincy.
“The final’s gone now, but there’s still one more trophy to play for and we need to focus on that for the rest of the year.
“It was very disappointing, because we were very close to getting the result we felt we deserved.
“There were a few heads down in the dressing room, but we need to push on and make sure we get up there in that top six.
“York have been going pretty well recently and they will have nothing to lose because not many people will fancy them winning at our place.
“We need to make sure we turn up on the day otherwise we are going to find ourselves in trouble.”
Worrincy should be fully fit for the clash with Dave Woods’ side after almost missing the NRC decider after being kicked in the groin at training the night before Fax’s victory at Barrow eight days earlier.
“I had a bit of an accident and ended up being in A and E for the night,” said Worrincy.
“At the start of the week I was really, really struggling.
“I didn’t train Monday, but I had a run Wednesday and although I didn’t feel amazing the day after I knew that once I got out there and the adrenaline got into my system then I would be okay.
“I ended up wearing a bit of a box in the final, which meant I didn’t take any more impact than absolutely necessary.
“You don’t get to play in many finals, so it was a case of worrying about it the day after.”
FORMER Halifax player Allan Wood has died, aged 65.
Wood, a prop or second row, played 115 times for Halifax in two spells between 1972 and 1981, scoring five tries.
Wood turned professional from Dewsbury Celtic.