Dewsbury Rams head coach Lee Greenwood has given his thoughts following our defeat on Sunday to the Batley Bulldogs.
The Rams lost 16-10 on the day and although we fought back hard it wasn’t enough and our near neighbors took all the points.
On the defeat, Greenwood said: “The most disappointing thing was it was such a dour game, it was just a refusal of what we wanted to do to win today. That isn’t a great Batley side with all due respect but we weren’t great either. There is a lot to do from now and into the off season before next year, today was there for us to win it.
“We didn’t do the tough stuff that would have given us the platform to go on and win the game which led to a really disappointing 80 minutes.
“I am beyond the frustration part now as it’s the back end of the season and I have seen it all before, it was like we wanted to see how many balls we could drop and how many mistakes we could make and how many opportunities we could give Batley near our line.
“I thought we defended well in the first half, and you couldn’t really fault the effort again but regarding quality, skill level and concentration it was quite bad.
“It was two poor teams in my view out there, believe me when I say I was far from happy with what we produced in the first half. We were only 6-0 down and we just needed to do some more stuff right, I have no complaints on which team won. They were better up and down the slope.
“We were a shade better in the second half with ball in hand but then our defence wasn’t as good. You can pick that game to pieces all you want, our bare level this year was to compete and I suppose we should leave it at that.
“The best result was the fact Bradford won at Barrow and I think by the time we play again, Barrow will have played again at Sheffield on the Friday night, so fingers crossed Sheffield will do a job.
“There are some lads who will want to come in and show me what they can do, and I can take a look at them. They’ll want to try and show me that they want to work towards a deal for next year.
“We have brought Luke Nelmes in, he was at Oldham earlier on in the season, he has got potential, and he’ll get a chance over the next few weeks. We’ve also loaned in Reece Dean from Hunslet, it maybe would have been nice to bring Reece on to give us something a little bit different. There are also people training hard behind the scenes who will get a shot.
“We are more than capable of giving Bradford a really tough game next week, I think we just need to move on as quickly as possible from this one.”