Storm coach Craig Bellamy was full of praise for the young side that he fielded against Parramatta on Monday night despite a narrow loss to the Eels.
Missing several senior players, Bellamy believes his young brigade put in a tremendous effort and will be better for the overall experience moving forward.
“I couldn’t fault the effort tonight; it’s a really young side,” Bellamy explained post match.
“Between our back five, I think they had 60 games of first grade experience between the whole lot of them,” Bellamy said.
“So the effort that we put in was tremendous. They put in a really good performance at training during the week and things went really smoothly, they were very enthusiastic.”
“There were a lot of positives to take out of the game in the amount of effort that they put in.”
“It’s a bit of a learning curve for a few of our younger players for when we get into this position and what we need to do,”
“Those guys took a lot of pride in representing their club tonight, especially without a lot of our chief playmakers. They were outstanding with their effort,”