York City Knights assistant coach Mick Ramsden was angry at his side's poor start as they lost heavily at Leigh.
York trailed 26-0 at half-time before an improved second-half performance but Leigh ran out comfortable 36-6 winners.
Ramsden told BBC Radio York: "Unfortunately we've been talking all week about our bad starts in games and we made another poor start.
"We're not battling hard enough at the start to get into the arm wrestle and its something we need to correct."
Brett Turner scored the only Knights try of the game at the start of the second half.
Ramsden continued: "In the last two or three we haven't been in to the game early enough.
"Leigh were very good in the first half and just kept pegging us back with the kicks.
"We needed to fix the ruck as they were getting a roll on.
"It's pretty disappointing but we had a dig in the second half and we can only take a positive from that.
"The players were not short of effort in the second half and we're still positive. Away at Leigh is a tough game but Hunslet next week is a match we have to win."