David Hemsley upbeat after Leicester Lions away defeat

Lions owner David Hemsley
Lions owner David Hemsley has had a tough first season

Leicester Lions owner David Hemsley is convinced his side are showing signs of improvement despite slipping to the foot of the Premier League table.

Lions came agonisingly close to gaining an away point in the 51-43 defeat against Somerset Rebels on Friday.

But Hemsley said there was much to be positive about: "Somerset have been beaten at home only once all season.

"To be in with a chance of a match point speaks volumes for how the riders applied themselves."