Grix encouraged by Halifax Panthers' win over Oldham

Halifax Panthers head coach Simon Grix admitted there were many things to work on but was also pleased with his side's 30-16 pre-season triumph over Oldham at Bower Fold.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 9:12 am
Updated Monday, 15th March 2021, 9:16 am
Connor Robinson attacks the Oldham defence. Pic: Simon Hall/ProSportsImages

Panthers established a 10-0 lead with tries from Zack McComb and Will Calcott and although Oldham responded with a try of their own before the break, a couple of quick-fire touchdowns from Ed Barber and Conor McGrath extended the visitors' lead in the second half.

The hosts' second try was cancelled out by James Saltonstall's score and although Oldham crossed soon after, Connor Davies bagged the Panthers' sixth try to seal the win.

Grix said: “It was a good fitness session, the first full 80 for 12 months, so good to dust ourselves off.”

“On the whole it was a mixed bag, some really good signs, but I thought we were guilty of getting a bit ahead of ourselves at times and our ball control needs to be better.”

“That said we have a number of new faces who are all finding their feet, plenty to work on but we will be better for it.”

“There were some strong performances. Will Calcott has worked really hard and has gained in confidence from that, he was good for us today along with our French duo, Gadwin (Springer) and Kev (Larroyer).”