MARTIN Poste has said he won’t write off Northwich’s defeat at Warrington last weekend and insisted instead his side can learn from their opponents’ approach.

Blacks lost 30-7 at Walton Lea, where the hosts adjusted better to extreme weather conditions to bring an end to their guests’ seven-match winning run.

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“Did we just have a bad day at the office? In many ways, yes,” said the director of rugby.

“There’s a risk too of over-analysing if you’re not careful, and it’s important to acknowledge that Warrington put in one of the most complete performances against the elements that you could wish for.

“Their handling was perfect and their discipline excellent.

“It’s one to put out of our mind, but we if we can take something constructive from it we will.”

Northwich did not hide their dismay with referee Gavin Jones for an erratic performance that led to him adding 12 minutes at the end of the first-half to make up for how often he had stopped proceedings to penalise the visitors.

It proved crucial, for Wire scored a try in the last of those to establish a 17-7 interval lead.

Blacks never looked likely to recover, and a disastrous start to the second-half left them more than three scores adrift after an hour.

They slip to fifth in North One West as a result.

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However they start 2018 only two points short of a promotion play-off position and with three home fixtures during January.

Poste added: “Nothing warms the soul more than winning and we’ll play every game with the intention of doing exactly that.”