LUCTONIANS Head Coach Ryan Watkins has urged his side to respond after ill-discipline cost them during a 25-5 defeat at Wharfedale last weekend.

Two wins on the bounce had saw Luctonians move out of the bottom two in the National Two North prior to Saturday's trip to Yorkshire.

Buoyed by their recent form Aiden Cheshire put the visitors into an early lead with an unconverted try.

However, two converted penalties before the break saw Wharfedale take a 6-5 lead into the break.

With the conditions in their favour the hosts moved further ahead with an unconverted try.

Owien Harriott-Davies was then sent to sin bin and while he was off the pitch the hosts ran over a second try.

The result was secured with a third score for the hosts to leave Luctonians' coach Watkins frustrated.

He said: "We just didn't manage things very well.

"We had very poor discipline in the first half and didn't grasp opportunities to get into their 22.

"In the second half we gifted them attacking position and we haven't been like that all season. Our penalty count was well over 10 and we aim for under that in a match.

"We have got to address that quickly as we can't afford to have that level of ill-discipline in our game.

"Against a better team the score-line could have been bigger.

"We did defend very well so a credit to our defenders for stopping them getting a bonus point.

"We have only got ourselves to blame as there wasn't much difference in quality, just the way we managed the game."

Luctonians have the chance to respond immediately this weekend when they welcome bottom-half rivals Huddersfield.

"We need a big response and it's our last home game before Christmas," added Watkins.

"We need to go back to how we have been in the last six weeks as we have been very good.

"There are areas we need to address."