DEWSBURY RAMS’ fate is still in their own hands, coach Glenn Morrison says.
Rams missed an opportunity to secure their Kingstone Press Championship place for next year when they were beaten 34-24 at second-bottom Workington Town.
But Morrison’s men remain fourth in the Shield table and are five points above the relegation zone with five games remaining.
The coach remains confident, and he said: “We’ve got to play Oldham and Whitehaven [who are below Rams on the table] and if we win those and things go the way they should, we will still be in fourth spot.”
Morrison felt weight of numbers told against his team in the game two days ago.
They had Joel Farrell sent-off after 39 minutes and Tony Tonks, Matt Groat and Paul Sykes all spent time in the sin-bin. Morrison made no comment about the performance of referee Tom Grant, but said: “It is tough to go up there at the best of times, but playing with two and three men down, you can’t do it.
“When it was 12 against 13 we dominated them and managed to get a 14-point lead.
“We went down to 11 men and then 10 and they scored four tries and put 24 points past us in that period.
“The players on the field worked their backsides off and I was really proud off them.”