Dewsbury Rams suffered defeat at home to London Broncos in a tough encounter at The Tetley’s Stadium.

The Rams enjoyed the majority of territory throughout the encounter, but were undone by tries from Eddie Battye and Jarrod Sammut.

Sammut kicked one conversion and added a penalty goal in the final minute.

Re-live the action courtesy of updates from the Rams Twitter feed.

  • 01′ We’re underway at The Tetley’s Stadium!
  • 02′ Strong start from the Rams, and Glover goes close, but the ball is dropped on the following play.
  • 05′ Rams with all the territory during the early stages, but London now in possession on their own 20.
  • 06′ Another great chance for Dewsbury, as Sykes hits Brown with a flat ball, but the ball is lost in collision.
  • 08′ The two teams exchange knock-ons and the Rams will have the scrum on half-way.
  • 09′ Rams come up with the error. London will have a scrum on their 40.
  • 10′ Now London have the penalty for offside. Rams to defend on their 20.
  • 11′ London cough up possession. Rams with scrum 10 from their line.
  • 14′ Inventive chip and chase on the last from Moore. London collect on their 10.
  • 16′ Rams have the territory again, but a pass to Guzdek is poor and possession is lost.
  • 18′ London now on the attack, helped by Cunningham’s dart from dummy half. Meadows’ kick forces the drop-out.
  • 20′ Alex Walker is held up over the line. London with a couple of tackles left. Sammut’s kick is claimed high by Moore.
  • 21′ Rams kick early in the count. London start their set 40 from their own line.
  • 22′ Now London have a penalty. They’ll have six tackles close to the Dewsbury line.
  • 23′ London try. Cunningham’s grubber kick ricochets kindly for Battye to collect and dot down.
  • 24′ Sammut adds the goal.
  • 25′ Rams kick-off is out on the full. More pressure to deal with for Dewsbury.
  • 26′ Rams back on the attack following two penalties. And we force the drop-out from Speakman’s kick. But the ball is dropped and London escape.
  • 30′ Rams back on the attack thanks to Guzdek’s break, but again the ball is spilled.
  • 32′ Hallet bursts through the gap and looks for support, but his pass is into London hands. Rams with all the pressure at the moment.
  • 33′ Another penalty for Dewsbury. Good chance here.
  • 34′ Chance goes and London have the penalty. In possession on halfway. And now another London penalty.
  • 37′ Another good opportunity for Dewsbury here, as we force the error 40 from the London line.
  • 38′ Moore grubbers on the fourth, but there are no chasers for Dewsbury. London with ball 10 from their line, but they knock on! Another chance for the Rams.
  • 39′ But Dewsbury knock on from the  base of the scrum. Scrappy first half, all together.
  • 39′ London have the penalty and a chance to attack before half-time.
  • 40′ The ball is lost and that’s half-time. A scrappy score from Battye the difference between the sides.
  • 41′ Back underway. And the Rams are straight on the attack after forcing the error from the kick-off, but the kick on the last tackle is poor and London have the ball again.
  • 44′ Glover goes so close for Dewsbury, but is held up over the line. London have possession, but we’re deep in their half.
  • 47′ Rams have the penalty and we continue to knock on the door in search of our first try.
  • 48′ Morton darts over from dummy half, but he’s held up. Now Hallett knocks on as he attempts the same.
  • 50′ The two teams trade knock-ons and London have the ball on half-way.
  • 52′ Great attack from Dewsbury with soft hands in the middle of the park. But we overcook it on the next play and London escape.
  • 54′ Moore’s grubber forces the drop-out. Rams with all the possession this half, but no points to show so far.
  • 55′ Rams knock on and London have the ball back. We just can’t make the plays late in the set stick at the moment.
  • 57′ London penalised for obstruction and Dewsbury on the ball on half-way.
  • 59′ Rams force the knock on from the kick and we have a scrum ten from the London line. Come on lads!
  • 60′ Moore is hit with a late shoulder charge and we have the penalty in front of the posts.
  • 60′ Delay in play while Moore receives treatment. Stretcher is on. A nasty challenge, but the referee didn’t get full vision. Incident on report.
  • 60′ Players keeping warm while Moore is tended to by medical staff. We will have the penalty when play resumes.
  • 61′ Bit of a mess at the kick on the last. London have the play the ball. Rams come away with nothing, but we’re getting closer and closer.
  • 61′ Ward held up over the line!
  • 63′ Rams complete their set and find touch close to the London line.
  • 64′ Great clearance kick from London pegs Dewsbury back.
  • 66′ Kick on last from Sykes is palmed back by Simpson, but ball is knocked on.
  • 68′ London try. Again some fortune about it. Sykes kicks wide for Simpson, who spills the ball backwards and regathers, but his kick is charged down by Sammut, who hacks on and regathers to score out wide.
  • 69′ Sammut unable to convert. Big effort required here.
  • 72′ Rams throw a forward pass. London will have the scrum 20 from our line.
  • 74′ Rams chancing their arm and a poor pass is thrown. London will have the scrum 40 from our line. Time against us now.
  • 76′ Rams make a break in midfield, but the ball on the following play is thrown in to touch. London scrum on half-way.
  • 78′ Rams’ offload goes to ground and London back in possession. They’ve really limited us since their second score.
  • 80′ London have a penalty for an incorrect Rams play the ball and they’ll go for two from the left of the posts.
  • 80′ Sammut knocks the kick over as the hooter sounds. Final score Dewsbury Rams 0 London Broncos 12. Not a classic encounter. Rams good in most departments, but lacking cutting edge late in the tackle count.
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