Trophy-seeking Rams will press on

Glenn Morrison
Glenn Morrison
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DEWSBURY RAMS coach Glenn Morrison insists his players will be keeping their foot on the accelerator, despite securing a place in the Kingstone Press Championship Shield semi-finals.

The top-four will compete in one-off knockout matches for a place in the Shield decider and with six games remaining, Rams are 13 points ahead of fifth-placed Batley Bulldogs.

The top-two get home advantage in the play-offs and Morrison said that is the goal for his side now, following their 32-20 defeat of Hunslet Hawks two days ago.

“It has been a good year,” Morrison said. “We can lose the last six games and we’ll still finish in the top-four, but we don’t want to do that.

“We want to kick on and push to get that trophy, which was one of our goals at the start of the year. There’s still a bit of work to be done, but we are not too far off.”

Rams came through the win over neighbouring Hunslet with no serious new injury concerns, but Morrison described it as a scrappy performance.

He said: “We made hard work of it, we weren’t at our best.

The forwards got out-muscled by their forwards, which is a bit of a concern. We’ll fix that up.

“The half-backs struggled to stick to the game plan and we’ll work on that as well.”