LEIGH head coach Adrian Lam said his side would take plenty of positives out of their performance at Hull KR - despite them relinquishing their hold on the Challenge Cup.

However, he expressed frustration that his team failed to capitalise on a superb first-half display and extend their trophy reign.

He also revealed Leigh's latest two medium term casualties. 

Kai O'Donnell cancelled out Joe Burgess's lung-bursting opener within three minutes before a late effort from Umyla Hanley raised the possibility of a golden-point re-run until Rovers - who had three tries disallowed - finally made the game safe.

Leigh have picked up just one win so far in the league this season, and Lam said: "I thought we brought a really simple game plan and it was probably the best rugby we've played this year in the first half.

"But in the second half I was disappointed and frustrated because we didn't execute and we just fell our own sword really, we made errors and gave away penalties. But right up to the last set really I was hoping for a miracle."

Lam, who revealed that both Gareth O'Brien and Robbie Mulhern missed the game with torn calf muscles which will keep them both out for at least six weeks, admitted personnel problems were beginning to hit.

"We've lacked consistency this season but that comes with changing players. We haven't had the same team for two games in row this season," added Lam.

"But I'm happy with where we are as a group, even though we're not getting the results we want. I can see changes and improvement every week."