Back relieved to be through to semi final

Back relieved to be through to semi final

10/07/2018

Leeds Carnegie Head Coach Neil Back said he was relieved to see his side fight back to snatch a 26-24 win at Birmingham Solihull on Saturday.

Leeds Carnegie Head Coach Neil Back said he was relieved to see his side fight back to snatch a 26-24 win at Birmingham Solihull on Saturday.
Leeds trailed 24-12 with six minutes to play but scored late tries through Scott Freer and debutant Phil Swainston to book their place in the EDF Energy National Trophy.
Commenting after the game, Back said, "We are obviously pleased to be through to the semi final and I think the way we came back into the game shows a great strength of character and a tough mentality. We showed Birmingham Solihull the same respect that we have shown every team we have faced this year and credit to them, they took the game to us. We have got two tough games coming up in the league with a trip to Doncaster first up next week and we will be working hard this week to make sure we are ready for that.
"I was delighted for Phil Swainston that he scored on his debut. We have been looking to give his debut for a while and when Pete Bucknall was unavailable this week he got his chance. Tim Davidson did well when he came for his debut. His leadership skills from his time with a successful Sydney University side were key in the final stages and that was very pleasing," added Back.

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