Bedford winger Dean Adamson felt the Blues ‘played into Donny’s hands’ on Saturday afternoon as they lost 25-19 at Castle Park to Doncaster Knights, writes Ryan Lewis.
Despite the two teams scoring three tries apiece – with the Blues scores coming from Paul Tupai, Nick Fenton-Wells and a well taken one from Adamson himself – the visitors were unable to get the win on their final away trip of the season.
The Blues were up against it from minute one in South Yorkshire as Justin Blanchet and James Currie were forced off with injuries inside the opening five minutes, and the winger felt that had an impact on the visitors’ start.
“We started pretty bad with two injuries going against us,” stated the speedy winger.
“But it was a matter of playing into their hands second half and we didn’t really get it wide enough. We needed to fire into our patterns a bit more.
“It was pretty stop and start in the first half which made it difficult to play running rugby, especially with the two injuries in the first 10 minutes.”
Adamson was making his first competitive start since January 31, and with himself getting on the score sheet too, he was pleased from a personal point of view.
He said: “It’s great to be back, it’s been a long three months and it’s great to be back scoring tries.
“I just took my opportunity, (Steffan) Jones put a nice kick in and I just got on to it really; it was a nice bounce for me and I was pleased to score.
“It was just a shame we couldn’t get the win.”