SEDGLEY Tigers lost on home soil for the second successive match after failing to take their chances despite scoring four tries against Tynedale last weekend.

After the trip to Sheffield Tigers was postponed a week earlier, it was a second home match in a row for the Park Lane side against a Tynedale team one place below them in National Two North going into the game.

But the visitors made the most of what Sedgley assistant coach John Livesey admitted were individual errors by a home side again without a handful of key men through injury and unavailability.

Tynedale ran in eight tries to Sedgley’s four to win 46-28 but Livesey says the scoreline could quite easily have been 40-40 on the day.

The Tigers' tries came from Nathan Rushton, Rob Holloway (two) and Thomas Coe.

Livesey said: “It was a good game of rugby overall but just one of those days for us again.

“The start of the game summed it up – they kicked off to us and we had the put-in at the first scrum.

“They pushed us off it and worked the ball out to their left-winger who went on to score in the corner.

“The next scrum it was our turn to push them back and that is how the game went from one end to the other as they played a similar game to us.

“I just felt we were put under pressure a bit more.

“They won territory kicking and we didn’t.

“Individual errors by us were the cause of some of their tries and in contrast we didn’t convert our pressure into points.

“If we had it could easily have been 40-all at full time.

“Credit to Tynedale, they played well and while I cannot fault the effort of our lads, we were just not quite on our game on the day.”

Again, injuries did not help Sedgley and they picked up another in the game with Tom Bedlow suffering a dislocated elbow and set for a spell on the sidelines.

Livesey says it has been the story of their season but also concedes it does give others opportunities.

He added: “Tom got injured at the weekend so that is a blow for us and Jamie Harris is also out after an operation on a dislocated finger.

“At least we have Jimmy Lloyd back this weekend but it seems we get one back and then another drops out – it has been the story of our season.

“But it does give you the chance to look at other players and the likes of youngster Connor James have come in and done okay.

“He is young, still just 19, but it is good experience for him.”

Sedgley are back on the road to face a Peterborough Lions side propping up the division on Saturday.