I THINK Sunday’s defeat to Solihull Barons was the most disappointing result of the season for us so far.

With us only having the one game and it being at home we wanted to come out and get the win but it wasn’t to be and we lost 8-5.

Adam Barnes and Peta Valusiak scored twice for us while Lee Pollitt was also on target.

Solihull are something of a bogey side for us, we didn’t beat them at all last season and weren’t able to end that run at the weekend.

We played okay but there were a few lapses in concentration that cost us.

I am confident it was a blip and that we can recover. Over the course of a season where you are playing more than 50 games you are going to have some bad days and this was one of them. It has happened before and it will happen again but we have to make sure we learn from it.

I want to see us on the front foot in the first and last five minutes of periods.

We were 2-0 up on Sunday and they conceded twice in the last minute of the first period and that was a big momentum changer. Even though it was all square our heads were down and they were up because of the way they had come back.

They then had a really good second period and scored three times on a powerplay and although we came back to win the last period, which was one positive for us to take, it wasn’t enough.

We said as a group after the game that we will come into training on Thursday and work on a few things to make sure we head into the weekend with a chance of picking up two wins.

We have a difficult journey up to Scotland to take on Solway Sharks on Saturday in the cup and that will be a difficult game.

We want to do well in the cup but our priority is the league and so the game at home to Whitley Bay Warriors on Sunday is a big one for us.

They are struggling at the moment and we have already beaten them away so I fully expect us to be able to come out and get the win at the Arena.