Dewsbury Rams 6 Hull KR 48: Determined Dewsbury no match for freescoring leaders Hull KR

Hull KR goalkicker Jamie Ellis put the boot into Dewsbury at every opportunity.
Hull KR goalkicker Jamie Ellis put the boot into Dewsbury at every opportunity.
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Dewsbury Rams produced a determined effort but it wasn’t enough to prevent defeat as Hull KR racked up a sixth straight victory in the Kingstone Press Championship.

Rovers were backed by a terrific away following at Tetley’s Stadium and the visiting supporters went away happy having seen their side run in eight tries, all converted by scrum-half Jamie Ellis.

On-loan Wakefield forward Keegan Hirst scored Dewsbury's only try against Hull KR.

On-loan Wakefield forward Keegan Hirst scored Dewsbury's only try against Hull KR.

Dewsbury had plenty of possession and had Rovers under perssure at times but only had a late consolation try from Keegan Hirst to show for their efforts.

Rovers took a sixth-minute lead and had grabbed a fourth try before Dewsbury almost hit back on the stroke of half-time when Guzdek’s long ball looked to have put debutant winger Alex Brown over in the corner but the final pass was judged forward.

Dewsbury started the second half brightly but failed to break Rovers down.

When the visitors were awarded their first penalty of the second half, they made the Rams pay and it was pretty much all over by the time Dewsbury responded with a 72nd-minute try as Hirst – on dual registration from Wakefield – stood up in a tackle and had the strength to plant the ball down. Paul Sykes converted.

But it was Rovers who had the last word though as Graeme Horne collected a pass and stormed through a gap for their eighth try, with Ellis maintaining his 100 per cent record with the boot to complete his side’s victory.

Dewsbury Rams: Guzdek; Alex Brown, Barnes, Crookes, Morton; Sykes, Coe; Hirst, Ward, Sheriffe, Walshaw, Spicer, Crowther. Subs: Ollett, Foster, Glover, Igbinedion.

Hull KR: Quinlan; Cockayne, Minns, Heffernan, Moss; Abdull, Ellis; Scruton, Lunt, Kavanagh, Blair, Greenwood, Donaldson. Subs: Horne, Mulhern, Salter, Clarkson.

Referee: Tom Grant.

Attendance: 2,477.

Star man, Danny McGuire. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

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