Dewsbury Rams player Adam Ryder was delighted to make it through to the next round of the challenge cup after beating Thatto Heath on Sunday.

He said following the Thatto Heath victory: “It was a tough first half and to go in at ten all, they were enthusiastic and we knew we needed to pick it up a little bit which we did second half.

“The scoreline shows it was harder than what it says, Thatto Heath gave us a tough game it they didn’t give up, even after the stoppage they kept coming at us.

“A couple of mistakes on their part probably made it a bit easier in the second half, the message was run hard and complete our sets and go step for step, and our fitness should be more than theirs.

“We haven’t thrown it about that much this season so I think that was also the message from Lee, to see what we can do with the ball in hand. Instead of going up the middle and attacking on the edges.

“We have got a tough few week’s coming up with Batley on Friday, and Leigh on Monday, and this builds our confidence going into their games.

“It was very important to get a result and fair play to Thatto Heath they didn’t just role over, they didn’t just want to be a part of it they wanted to give us a game. They have a nice club house and pitch and have a good atmosphere here, we have enjoyed it.”