Dale Morton

Dewsbury Rams winger Dale Morton says that it was a tough day at the office against Batley on Friday night, but insists that the whole team wants to bounce back stronger than ever against Halifax on Monday.

The Rams were defeated 18-10 at Mount Pleasant on Good Friday, and despite Morton getting the visitors off to the perfect start on the eighth minute, they were defeated by the end.

Morton who ran ninety metres to score the opening try was pleased to get over the try line, the wingers effort was similar to Rob Worrincy’s try at Rochdale last month. However the 27 year old still believes Worrincy’s try was the better one out of the two.

On his try and the defeat to Batley, Morton said: “I didn’t think I was going to get there at first to be honest. Rob’s was better at Rochdale, he had to beat someone I didn’t, I just caught it and ran. It is hard running up that hill, but it’s always great to get the team off to a good start.

“Its always a tough place to come, and the hill plays a factor in the game, you have to get over that mentally, and I thought we did that in parts.

“Overall we gave away too much cheap ball, and when you do that, it becomes harder to win the game. We can’t defend for that long it kills you in the end and we have to complete sets better than what we have, we gave away so much cheap ball. We won’t go anywhere fast if we keep doing that.

“Defensively we are a good unit and we work hard for each other in defence, its just those stupid errors that we need to cut out of our game. It isn’t one particular person that’s making the errors, we need to be better collectively.”

The Rams will be looking to bounce back and quickly when they play Halifax on Monday afternoon at the Tetley’s stadium 3pm kick off.

On the upcoming fixture Morton commented: “You have to remain positive and just keep looking forward, we’ll now try to get the recovery right before the game on Monday. Then hopefully we can turn up on Monday and get the win we want. We’d want to turn up on Monday and try to play better with the ball.

“It can work both ways with the game being so quick, it’s good to get a defeat out of your system so quickly but it’s a really tough one on the body. I think it needs to be looked at really at a higher level. However it is what it is, you can’t complain, you just have to get on with it, you know that every year the Easter period is always tough.

“It’s always good to play at home in front of our home fans, we as a team just want to get that win on Monday and we’ll be doing our best to get it.”