Fax’s Brown finding his feet and his form

Simon Brown
Simon Brown

Halifax half back Simon Brown believes he is finding his feet at the Shay after an impressive performance off the bench in Sunday’s 28-20 loss at Featherstone.

The former Sheffield player, who looked set to join Rovers last autumn before Fax boss Karl Harrison stepped in, posted his most consistent display for his new club after replacing injured centre Danny Cowling on the half hour.

Brown, who won a Grand Final with the Eagles in 2012, was among the replacements after Harrison opted to start captain Scott Murrell and youngster Ben Johnston at the scrum base.

“Karl told me he wanted to go with three forwards, which is fine; it’s a squad with a lot of options and whatever he says is best for the team, we do,” said Brown.

“I was ready to go and I was lucky to get on after half an hour when Danny went down injured.

“It’s always difficult to come to a new club, but I feel like I know my role now and that probably shows on the field.

“I tried to get some control and stick to what we were meant to be doing and once we did that we started to find some cracks in their defence.

“If we’d finished a couple more chances off, we’d have got the win.

“It’s always disappointing to lose, but the effort was certainly there and we were the better team for long spells.

“We had it in the bag going into that last 15 minutes but we gave too many penalties away and didn’t get out of our own half as we would have liked.

“We put ourselves under pressure, but all credit to Featherstone, they really stuck in there.

“But it’s a long season and you don’t need to win every game, you just need to be there or thereabouts at the end of the year.

“I think we’ll be knocking on the door, for sure.”