Championship: Morrison’s on-song Rams aiming to spoil Leigh’s top-spot party

Glenn Morrison
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ON-SONG DEWSBURY Rams have two games to reach their first goal for the season.

Rams, who visit leaders Leigh Centurions tonight (8pm), need one win to secure a top-six place at the end of the regular Kingstone Press Championship rounds.

A win tonight would lift them above Featherstone Rovers into fifth spot, but losses at Leigh and in Sunday’s home game against Batley Bulldogs would see them slip to seventh, if London Broncos win their final game against Sheffield Eagles.

Coach Glenn Morrison has targeted a top-six finish and he said: “We are happy with where we are.

“We have got a local derby against Batley on Sunday so it is going to be tough, no matter what, but we’ll go to Leigh and give ourselves a chance.”

Leigh, who are unbeaten at home since the start of last season, need one point to seal top spot, but Morrison is confident his team can pull off a shock.

“Last year we were winning against them for most of the game and lost at the end with 12 men,” he recalled.

“This year we were winning and they got a lucky try near the end. They had a tough game against Bradford at the weekend, but they have got plenty of players and I don’t think they will struggle if they have to rotate. When we looked at it at the start of the year it’s not one we’d have ticked as a must-win game.

“It’s a bonus if we win, but we’ll go there and do our best.”