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Rams battle hard but suffer defeat at the DIY Kitchens Stadium against Wakefield Trinity.

After last week’s defeat in South Yorkshire against Sheffield Eagles, the Rams faced another tough test against current league leaders Wakefield Trinity.

The Rams started well for the first ten minutes keeping the home side at bay, a task made even more difficult with the early loss of Elliot Morris who failed a HIA and didn’t not return to the field.

Wakefield made the breakthrough on thirteen minutes when Mason Lino cut through a gap in the Rams defence to score. Derrell Olpherts then added the second try for Trinity after an acrobatic leap in the corner.

However, Dewsbury were battling well and a great 40-20 by from Reiss Butterworth, gave the Rams good field position but they were unable to capitalise.

Bailey O’Connor looked to have pulled one back just before the break after a great Calum Turner grubber kick but play was pulled back for an offside against O’Connor.

To make things worse, in the next set Wakefield went up the other end of the field and Luke Gale scored for Wakefield to give the home side a sixteen-point lead at the break.

Against full-time opposition and after such a big effort in the first-half, the Rams always knew they’d be up against it in the second forty and Wakefield soon got the first points on the board of the half when Lachlan Walmsley leapt highest to collect a cross-field kick.

With another player out for the rest of the game and the Rams with only two substitutes, they carried on digging in but Ky Rodwell scored again after just about managing to get the ball grounded.

With some very tired Dewsbury legs going into the last twenty minutes, the home side took full advantage with five more tries from Noah Booth, Josh Bowden, Jay Pitts, Caleb Uele and Renouf Atonie.

After the game Rams Head Coach Paul March said “I think they capitalised on our mistake and punished us but I thought attitude and effort wise we put in a good shift.

We’ve come through a really tough period over these past few weeks and now we’ve got a two week break before we play York, so we’ll be looking to rebuild.”

Our next game sees us face York Knights back at FLAIR Stadium on Sunday 16th June in the Betfred Championship, with kick off at 15:00.

Wakefield Trinity (56): Booth, Olpherts, Croft, Pratt, Walmsley, Gale, Lino, Bowden, Hood, Uele, Pitts, Cozza, Kay.

Interchanges: Atoni, Bain, Rodwell, Doyle, Jowitt (18th).

Tries: Lino (13′), Olpherts (23′), Gale (37′), Walmsley (45′), Rodwell (56′), Booth (65′), Bowden (68′), Pitts (73′), Uele (75′), Atoni (80′)

Conversions: Lino (8/10)

Dewsbury Rams (0): O’Connor, Carr, M.Walker, Greensmith, Corion, Sykes, Turner, Beckett, Butterwoth, Morris, Billington, Graham, Collinson.

Interchanges: Davies, Hird, Dawson, Bibby, J.Walker (18th)

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