THEY STILL have a mountain to climb, but coach Neil Kelly reckons Dewsbury Rams are giving themselves a chance of beating the drop.
Rams are second from bottom in the Kingstone Press Championship, but picked up their third win of the campaign – and second in succession – when they hammered Bradford Bulls 38-12 two days ago.
Kelly’s side have a game in hand on third-bottom Swinton Lions and he observed: “We are two points behind them and three behind Oldham, who we play in a couple of weeks.
“We are on their coat tails and, if we win our game in hand, we’ll be right in the mix.
“If we keep producing performances like we did on Sunday we will be competitive and maybe we can look forward to picking up some more wins.”
Rams scored 22 unanswered points in the second half against Bradford, who are eight points adrift at the bottom on minus-two. And Kelly reckons his side’s performance was an indication of how good they can be this year.
“It went according to plan,” he said.
“Credit to my players, they did everything I asked. We did certain things in the game and Bradford did what we thought they would do.
“That was pleasing and the players will get more confidence in what I am saying to them and the messages I am getting to them.”