Pride stunned by another defeat
TWO losses in as many weeks hasn%u2019t shaken the belief of Northern Pride coach David Maiden that he is in charge of one of the most talented teams in the Queensland Cup.
But what is has done is issued a mid-season reminder that reputation won’t piggyback the club to another premiership.
The Pride recorded back-to-back defeats for the first time in more than a year on Friday night when they went down to the Central Comets 30-22 at Barlow Park.
Even though the reigning premiers remain in third place on the competition ladder, Maiden has identified some worrying habits he wants to stamp out.
"We’ve got to make sure we’re focused and that we’re hard on ourselves at training," he said. "I think that’s slipped a little bit.
‘‘I think we can’t accept mediocrity (at training), otherwise that’s what you’ll get on the paddock.
"That helps you turn your attitude around and that’s what was lacking."
Maiden said the Pride boasted enough talent to beat any team in the league.
"I’ve got absolutely no concerns about this side still being one of the best in the competition," he said.
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Dejected: Northern Pride players looked stunned as they faced another defeat – this time against Central Comets on Friday night. Picture: MIKE WATT