Dewsbury Rams won their first Yorkshire Cup round game beating Featherstone Rovers 20-14 on the day.
The match took place at the Rams Tetley’s Stadium and the victory means that Dewsbury go through to the semi-final stage of the competition.
Dewsbury started the game brightly and showed some good attacking intent early on. The first points of the match were scored by the home side. Alex Brown went over the line in the 11th minute to grab the fixtures first try of the afternoon. A Paul Sykes high kick was spilled by the Rovers defence, the ball was eventually worked out wide to Brown who scored. Sykes kicked the conversion to give Dewsbury a 6-0 lead.
The Rams stretched out their lead on the 22nd minute when Robbie Ward’s short pass found Walshaw who smashed his way through the Featherstone defence to score. Sykes conversion attempt dropped just short to leave the score 10-0 to the Rams.
The visitors scored a try of their own just before the break. Josh Walters capitalizing on some loose Rams defence to score. Jordan Tansey couldn’t add the extra’s.
The Rams started strongly in the second half too, however the visitors slowly worked their way into the game.
Robbie Ward was sin-binned on the 53rd minute, Featherstone took advantage having the extra man and James McDaniel scored in the corner. Tansey converted the kick this time to put the sides level.
Then on the 63rd minute Jordan Andrade scored for the Rams to put them back in front. Andrade who had been one of the Rams best performers on the day crashed through the Featherstone defence with style to score. Sykes converted the kick to put the Rams 16-10 up.
After sustained pressure from the visitors they scored on the 74th minute. Former Dewsbury player Macauley Hallett going over the line, Tansey couldn’t convert the kick to draw the sides level.
Just moments later the Rams extend their lead. Simon Brown kicked for the corner and Tom Halliday won the race for the ball to score. Sykes missed the conversion, but the try was enough to win the game for the home side.