MK Wolves are trying to take some positives from a second defeat of the season at home to North Herts Crusaders.
A week after losing their opening game of the season away to St Ives Roosters, the Wolves went down 34-4 to the Crusaders and another long, hard summer looks to be on the cards.
In the driving rain of Friday night, the visitors began the game brightly and raced into an early six-point advantage at Emerson Valley.
The Wolves, with a number of debutants in their ranks, stood up to the Crusaders in the first half, with Boad and Trevino making both defence saving tackles and attacking drives at the away team.
MK had the opportunity to draw level, but knocked on over the try line – no doubt the greasy ball conditions playing their part.
The Crusaders continued to pile on pressure and scored a further three tries to take a 24-0 lead into half time.
The second period brought a much improved display from the Wolves as Marchbank was again to the fore, supported by another debutant in Kilsby.
The Wolves had two good periods of play, but between those the Crusaders scored a couple more tries to seal the deal.
But with the light fading in the closing stages, MK finally got their reward with a try on the final whistle.