‘All-time low’ scuppers Rams’ hopes

Glenn Morrison
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dewsbury rams’ top-four “dream” is over, admits coach Glenn Morrison.

Rams have slipped to seventh in the Kingstone Press Championship following a 46-16 home loss to fourth-placed Halifax two days ago.

“All along, we said top-six was our goal,” said Morrison.

“But when you put yourselves in a position for the top-four, people start to dream.

“That’s gone now, to have any chance we needed to win last Sunday and the next two. We’ve got to go back to where we set our goal to begin with, but even that’s going to be tough now.”

Morrison described Rams’ performance against Halifax as “very poor”. He added: “We just weren’t in the game. They played very well and they beat us up in every department.

“The second half was an all-time low for the season – we completed at 42 per cent and that included a one-on-one ball steal for a try and a drop out which we kicked the length of the field and got the ball back from.

“We only kicked the ball three times in the second half to complete sets, out of 18 sets and that says it all.”

Rams lost Kieran Hyde to a recurrence of a knee injury and the coach reflected: “It’s the seventh week in a row we’ve lost someone in the first half, they’ve not been able to return and we’ve had to play people out of position. That’s no excuse, but it’s not ideal.”