Dewsbury Rams head coach Neil Kelly reflected on Sunday’s defeat to Rochdale.

On the 26-22 loss he said: “I didn’t think I could see it happen actually but I’ve seen a 20 point better side.

“Watching the game in moments, Rochdale would probably agree that we are a better side than them. However we’ve conspired to not controlling the ball and having poor discipline and doing everything that’s part of the game that’s negative that you can think of. We have conspired to throw a game away.

“We got off to a great start that maybe fooled us into thinking it would be easy. I think we disrespected Rochdale from then on.

“However I’ve never seen a side that can obviously win the game. Do things right and then stop doing those things that are working for them. Over complicating it, over playing and not being tough up the middle.

“This is what is stopping us from being a good side, I am saying this with such finality now because it is the penultimate game of the season. We are not talking like we have another 12 games left of the season. We are what we are at the moment, we are a side who have got ability, but far too often in games we squander that ability by playing rubbish football.”

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