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- First Utility Super League
- 21st Jun 2014
- KO 15:00
- Att: 4,849
Super League: London Broncos coach Joe Grima reflects on defeat by Huddersfield Giants
London Broncos coach Joe Grima insists his side are still battling to avoid finishing bottom of Super League despite slipping to a 17th consecutive defeat.
Grima bemoaned the fact his side gave Huddersfield a 20-point head start as they slipped to a 38-22 loss.
The Giants ran in four tries to one to go 22-6 up at the break, but the Broncos managed to draw the second half with both sides scoring three tries a piece.
It left Grima, who replaced Tony Rea at the helm last month, wondering what might have been as his side slipped to a 17th consecutive defeat.
Speaking after the game he detailed his two main aims for the rest of the season - improve London's defence and avoid the Super League wooden spoon.
"You can't give any team a 20-point start, let alone a side like Huddersfield Giants," Grima said.
"There's got to be a wooden spoonist in every competition, but we'll be doing our best to avoid it."
Grima hailed the efforts of James Cunningham, who scored a great try before being knocked out cold late on.
"We're lucky he was knocked out because he'd be telling everybody about that try. He can talk underwater with his mouth full of marbles," he said.
Huddersfield won for the eighth time in nine Super League games thanks to seven tries, including braces for Jermaine McGillvary and Joe Wardle.
Head coach Paul Anderson accused his side of a lack of effort and said: "I thought we won on talent and a few one-off pieces of brilliance.
"I've not had to scream and shout. The players don't need me to tell them that wasn't good enough.
"The challenge is to improve week-on-week. It shouldn't be too hard for the players to improve on that display."
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