DEWSBURY RAMS boss Glenn Morrison admitted his squad were “heartbroken” after their narrow loss against former World Club champions Bradford Bulls.
They were 12-0 up after 52 minutes at Odsal on Sunday and threatening to inflict the Championship joint-leaders’ first home league defeat of the year. But Bradford, who have allowed Lucas Walshaw to join Rams on loan for the next month, rallied late on to edge a 22-18 success in an epic encounter.
“It was difficult to take,” said Morrison, a former Bulls captain.
“We were really disappointed afterwards as we turned up and played at a level we knew we could.
“I was really pleased with that aspect of the performance but then we just gifted them the game.
“It was ours to win but we gave it to Bradford and everyone was just heartbroken at the end.”
A positive for Dewsbury, who have dropped to seventh but remain just one point adrift of fourth-placed Halifax who they host this Sunday, is that they came through with no fresh injuries.
But Morrison still wanted to bolster his squad with the capture of ex-Wakefield Trinity Wildcats centre/second-row Walshaw.
The 22-year-old will be in contention for the Halifax game.
And Morrison said: “I had Lucas since he was 18 at Wakefield.
“He’s been here for spells in the last two seasons and is a big, strong kid.
“Every time he’s played for us he’s played with pride and passion for the shirt and he knows our systems.
“He’ll bring a bit size to us in the centres and back-row where we’re a little light at the moment.
“We’ll move on to Halifax now, start preparing for that.”