North Wales Crusaders head coach Anthony Murray believes his side aren’t far away and just need to fix up a couple of small things.

After starting the 2021 campaign with an impressive 44-24 win at London Skolars, Crusaders came close in their first home match at Stadiwm ZipWorld in Colwyn Bay, with Hunslet putting on a late show to secure a 26-18 victory.

North Wales were level at 18-18 going into the final quarter of the match, but Hunslet halfbacks Simon Brown and Dom Brambani came up with some important plays in the closing stages and that proved to be the difference.

Murray is now looking for his side to make some improvements to their game ahead of Sunday’s clash at home to Workington Town, who currently sit top of the League 1 table.

He said: “Workington have started the season well and they’ve got two wins from two.

“They had a good result at Hunslet on the opening weekend of the season and backed that up last weekend against Skolars.

“All we need to focus on is being better ourselves and improving in a couple of areas.

“I couldn’t fault the lads’ commitment and enthusiasm against Hunslet, but we’ve got to fix up some of those errors and make sure we’re not on the wrong end of the penalty count again.

“We all know anyone can beat anyone in this division and I just want us to be competitive for the full 80 minutes.

“There’s no reason why we can’t do that and I’m sure we’ll give Workington a good game on Sunday.”

While the League 1 clash is taking place behind-closed-doors, supporters can watch it live online through the RFL’s OurLeague app.

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