ORANGE Hawks coach James Wynne says his side is still three or four weeks away from playing the kind of football that’s going to win them games in Group 10.
The two blues have experienced an indifferent and at times unlucky start to their 2012 season, going down to Orange CYMS 43-6 in round one and going on to record further losses in rounds three and four to Cowra 22-16 and Bathurst St Pat’s 28-26 respectively.
Their only win of the year came in round two against Bathurst Panthers 28-20.
To be fair, Hawks were probably unlucky to not bring up their second win against St Pat’s last weekend after being pulled back for what appeared to be regulation four pointers twice in two minutes late in the Wade Park contest.
Wynne said errors are costing his side.
“It’s pretty much been the story of our year,” Wynne said.
“A lot of errors with the ball, a lot of unforced errors and we just end up giving sides too much ball against us and although we defend quite well for one or two sets, it’s when you tackle for three, four and five sets you eventually crack.
“It’s pretty simple for us really.”
Wynne said the signs were promising, it was just frustrating Hawks haven’t put it together for the entire 80 minutes as yet.
“We’re starting to come together and our shape is looking better but I still think we’re three weeks off being fluent in the way we want to play,” he said.
“At the end of the day it’s simple errors costing us.”
Hawks will have a great chance to bounce back against the winless Oberon on Sunday at Wade Park.
But the Tigers have been far from easy beats in their four losses of 2012.