Rugby League: Dewsbury Rams turn screw at mid-point to secure win

Anthony Thackeray
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DEWSBURY RAMS bounced back from defeat to Sheffield to record a 38-16 victory over visitors Workington.

Dewsbury opened the scoring on six minutes when Shane Grady powered over out wide. Tom Hemingway converted.

Workington put the resultant kick-off out on the full and Dewsbury took advantage when Anthony Thackeray dummied and twisted his way over, Hemingway again converted.

The visitors replied after back-to-back penalties allowed Gil Dudson to crash over from close range in the 23rd minute. Kayle Connor converted.

The score remained the same until 33 minutes when Hyde added a penalty and close to half-time Greg Scott finished out wide for Dewsbury.

The hosts extended their lead in the 37th minute when Hyde ran on a last tackle play, found an overlap and Karl Pryce dived over in the corner for a 22-6 lead.

The Rams were out early for the second half and they signalled their intent in the 43rd minute when Dale Morton squeezed in out wide and Scott added his second in the corner.

Workington replied in the 55th minute when Andy Morris sliced through for a converted try from a Callum Phillips’ flat pass.

Morris added a second try minutes later, but the home crowd came to life when Thackeray grubbered through to Hemingway, who passed back and the half-back raced in under the uprights.

Hemingway converted for a 38-16 full time score.

DEWSBURY RAMS: Hyde, Morton, Pryce, Grady, Scott, Brown, Thackeray, Dowes, Hemingway, Hepworth, Hale, Walshaw, Spicer. Subs: Wright, Aizue, Gallagher, Nash.

WORKINGTON: Murphy, Mossop, Stack, Hughes, Connor, Forber, Phillips, Coward, Lupton, James, Phillips, Farrell, McAvoy. Subs: Morris, Rooney, Shackley, Dudson.

referee: Tom Crashley.

Attendance: 747.

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