Dapto bank on Good Friday turnaround

After admitting his side were embarrassed by the 36-0 scoreline in their season-opening clash with Wests last week, Dapto coach Chris Leikvoll says it won't get any easier when they face Helensburgh on Friday.

Both sides will be chasing their first win of the season in the Good Friday afternoon clash after Dapto suffered the heavy loss to Wests and the Tigers fought out a 16-all draw with Thirroul.

Leikvoll said his side were seeking redemption against the 2013 grand finalists.

"They were a little bit embarrassed with our performance [last week], as we all were," Leikvoll said. "It was a bit of an eye-opener for us but we'll move on from it, and the boys are really looking forward to this week.

"They've responded really well, we've got back to work and everyone's in a good frame of mind."

Dapto had the upper hand early in the match against Wests on the back of their physical forward pack. But despite some good field position, they never really looked like converting the early ascendancy into points.

Leikvoll said his side would need to make better use of its opportunities against Helensburgh.

"I reviewed the video and we just didn't build any pressure," he said. "We had seven errors inside their 20 metres.

"They completed over 85 per cent [of possession sets] and we were close to 50 . You're not going to win many games with that amount of ball."

Though the Tigers pose a formidable challenge, Leikvoll said the Canaries had looked inward as they tried to avoid a 0-2 start to the season.

"We've probably been worrying about ourselves a little bit rather than focus on anybody else," he said.

"They [Helensburgh] were in the grand final last year so they're going to be a good side. There's no easy sides and it showed on the weekend," Leikvoll said. "If you're off your game just a tad, you get a fair few points put on you."


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