HEAVY defeats in successive weeks in Group Three Rugby League has left Taree City captain-coach Todd Bridge struggling for answers.
Bridge was disconsolate after his side was beaten 46-14 by Port City at the Jack Neal Oval. Port had only won one game going into the clash against Taree.
The previous week the Bulls lost to Wingham 50-12. Bridge admitted it has been a difficult fortnight.
"We kept them under 50, there's one thing,'' he said after the match against Port City, struggling to find a positive.
"And we scored one more try than last week,'' he added, finding another.
"I don't know what these blokes want to do. We talk about holding the ball, then we spill the ball first set. Then we spill it the second set.
"We talk about all the defence we do, but we only defend because we keep dropping the ball.
"It doesn't look good.''
A win would have kept the Bulls in touch with the top five. However, Bridge admitted semi-final football isn't in the horizon.
"Finals football is a long way off and the way we're playing at the moment we're not going to get there,'' he lamented.
"We'll just look at next week now and see what happens.''