Wakefield coaching target Glenn Morrison insisted he’s in no hurry to quit after masterminding Dewsbury’s Heavy Woollen derby victory at neutral Bloomfield Road.
The Rams rejected an approach by Wildcats chairman Michael Carter to talk to the popular Aussie about taking over from James Webster. And Morrison said: “As a player I wanted to play at the highest level. As a coach I want to get there as well. But I have got to make sure I do it at the right time. I was captain at Wakefield and I love the club but I also have loyalty to Dewsbury and the players.
“It is like a family we have developed and it would be hard to walk away. I am happy where we are at and the future we are trying to build. On and off the field Dewsbury is in a good place and hopefully we can keep the squad together and get as high as we can.”
Dewsbury’s latest win in their third game in 10 days certainly has them moving in the right direction.
They were never behind after Scott Hale earned them a 14th-minute lead. Aaron Brown’s touchdown five minutes from the break ensured the Rams’ 12-6 half-time advantage.
Winger Alex Brown bagged a soft try two minutes after the re-start to drag the Bulldogs back into contention.
But Dalton Grant’s brilliant one-handed finish, Brett Seymour’s touchline conversion and late Anthony Thackeray drop goal completed victory.
“Territorially we dominated but we weren’t creative enough to get over the line,” said Bulldogs boss John Kear.
Dewsbury: Fieldhouse: Crookes, Pryce, Beckett, Grant; Seymour, Thackeray; Hepworth, Wildie, Jackson, Spicer, Hale, Adamson. Subs (all used): Haggarty, Farrell, Aizue, Brown.
Batley: Craven; Reittie, Ainscough, Bretherton, A Brown; Leak, Leatherbarrow; Gledhill, Blake, Rowe, Mitchell, Day, J Brown; subs: Hirst, Fozzard, Lillycrop, Chandle.
Referee: Gareth Hewer.