KEIGHLEY Cougars head coach Rhys Lovegrove is glad his side experienced heartache at Batley in their previous game, feeling they perhaps needed it to beat London Broncos on Sunday.

After blowing a 20-8 lead to lose 28-23 at Mount Pleasant, the shoe was on the other foot at the weekend at Cougar Park.

Finding themselves 16-4 down at the break, the home side roared back to win 33-22.

It is two Betfred Championship wins from five now, with Lovegrove delighted with how his side responded in adversity against the side from the capital.

Discussing the game with the Keighley News, Lovegrove said: "I was glad we experienced what we did against Batley the week before.

"It was an opportunity for the players to learn what to do in a similar position again and they applied what they'd learned.

"The most pleasing thing was they did better in that area of things and came up with the win."

He insisted nobody was panicking at 16-4 down, saying: "I just told the lads to do their jobs at half-time.

"It's a new group we've got here, so it was just a case of me reinforcing to them how I want them to play.

"I wanted them to be brave and show courage in their play and you saw that with the way they started the second half."