Dewsbury: Single point not enough to appease Rams’ boss Morrison

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Dewsbury Rams moved up to fourth in the Kingstone Press Championship table but head coach Glenn Morrison was far from pleased with his side after a 20-20 draw with ninth-placed Workington Town.

The tough task master was far from pleased with a point from the contest that was much tougher than it should have been for the Rams.

“There are no excuses, we just weren’t good enough,” said Morrison.

“Although we’re in the top four, there isn’t much we can take from that.

“We needed a win today to get some momentum together but we’ve failed.

“I’ll be looking to make changes for Bradford next week.”

The Rams went behind early on following a Rhodri Lloyd score on five minutes but fought back shortly after through Dalton Grant.

And the home side looked well set for a comfortable first period when Aaron Brown raced in following a superb Anthony Thackeray break.

However, Workington hit back almost immediately with skipper Jarrad Stack forcing his way over from close range after the Rams conceded a drop out from the restart.

The visitors were suddenly on top and and Lewis Tierney was next to go over, striding through the Rams’ defence before scorching his way to the line from 60 metres out to hand his side a 12-14 lead.

However, against the run of play, the Rams went into the break 18-14 ahead after Joel Farrell’s converted score on the hooter.

The second half was dominated by defence and the Rams were next to trouble the scoreboard on 77 minutes with Brett Seymour’s penalty goal.

But Town snatched a point at the death after Elliott Miller’s score on the hooter, Carl Forber showing immense composure to kick the decisive touchline conversion.

Dewsbury: Fieldhouse; Morton, Hale, Crookes, Grant; Seymour, Thackeeray; Hepworth, Wildie, Aizue; Spicer, Farrell, L Adamson. Subs: Brown, Haggarty, Jackson, Conroy.

Workington: Murphy; Miller, Mossop, Lloyd, Tierney; Forber, Doran; Shackley, Lucock, Walker; Phillips, Stack, McAvoy. Subs: Olstrum, Whiteley, Scholey, Duerden.

Referee: Dave Merrick.

Attendance: 751.