Jan 04, 2016
Sorrell praises Storm fight
Saracens Storm coach Kevin Sorrell praised his side’s hunger and desire after they recorded their fourth win in as man A League games with a 30-15 win over a spirited Bath United side at Allianz Park.
After tries from Samu Vunisa, Matt Gallagher and Nick Tompkins, plus the metronomic kicking of Ben Spenecer put Saracens ahead by fifteen points, the Storm had to absorb a barrage of Bath United attacks as they kept their opponents scoreless for the whole second half.
Speaking after the game, Sorrell said: “There was a lot of fight in them (Saracens Storm) tonight. They showed a lot of character defending the try line for long periods of the second half. It’s just good to see the hunger not to give them cheap points, or gift them field position. It was a real collective effort.
“The improvement from last week to this week was massive. We were a little disappointed in some areas in the Wasps game and we saw a significant improvement in that tonight.
“We had a little disruption losing Dave Porecki and Bazz (Richard Barrington) early on so we had some young players on in their place, and I though Hayden Thompson-Stringer did tremendously well. Kelly Brown was the wise old head on the pitch really, and he led those young players through game tonight. He was very important."
Sorrell also took time to praise his half-back dup of Ben Spencer and Max Malins after the match.
“Everyone knows what Speno (Ben Spencer) can do,” said the Saracens Backs Coach,” he’s a real class act and has put in some superb performances in the Aviva Premiership already this season, and helped us tonight. It was good to see Max Malins get a run out at 10 as well tonight, he had Speno inside him and Nils Mordt outside supporting him all game. It's encouraging to see some of younger players step up.”