Joe Cator has reflected on his efforts in last night’s victory over Huddersfield Giants, which saw him claim the Jacuzzi Elite Performance Man of the Match award.
Cator was a key man in the pack for Andy Last’s side, who ran out 18-16 victors at the Halliwell Jones Stadium after a free-flowing encounter with the West Yorkshire side, in which a late Marc Sneyd penalty goal secured the win for FC.
And Cator, who made his return from injury last night, held praise for his fellow forwards, saying: “It was a really strong effort from all of our forwards. We spoke earlier this week that our middles needed to work practically hard, especially when we didn’t have the ball to push up and put some pressure on.
“We’ve lacked that over the last few weeks but it was clear to see tonight.
“Overall, it was a really tough battle. We completed really well in the first-half, up towards 90%, which really laid down the platform for us. We made a few mistakes in the second-half but we managed to grind it out to victory.”
He added: “We know what we need to work on. Our attack is usually there, but its been our failure to complete sets that has put the pressure on us defensively and seen us concede points as we’ve been too much work in defence. But tonight shows we are going in the right direction.”
On his own personal efforts, he said: “I’m getting used to putting my body on the line for the full eighty minutes now – it’s becoming business as usual! I don’t like coming off so I like to be an eighty minute player.
“I like to think I add plenty of energy to the side. I like to try and be the organiser in the middle, and be that voice out there on the park for those lads.”