DEWSBURY RAMS coach Glenn Morrison says he is proud of the way his fringe players kept the club in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.
Rams defied an horrendous injury list to see off Kingstone Press League One visitors York City Knights 30-16 in a tough fifth-round tie.
Morrison said: “We went into the game with only 18 available players.
“Tom Hemingway missed out because of my hooker rotation, but that was all we had. I thought it was always going to be tough and they scored just before half-time to put themselves in front.
“It could have gone either way, but we turned it around. We had a 50 per cent completion rate in the first half and 83 per cent in the second.
“We scored 20 unanswered points and I was pretty proud of them, especially the youngsters who stepped up when they had the chance.”
Morrison added: “I don’t think anyone can go into a game with 15 players unavailable and be confident, but we got the job done.
“When we get everybody back it is going to be tough for selection because the boys who got a chance stepped up and did what we wanted them to do.”
Dewsbury appear to have got through with no major new injuries, but Morrison revealed Toby Adamson is to undergo surgery to repair a ruptured biceps.