Dewsbury Rams shared the points up in Cumbria on Sunday when they drew 20-20 with Barrow Raiders at Craven Park. The Rams stay in 10th position in the league after the draw and now on three points.
It was the home side who got off to an early lead on Sunday, Jarred Stack found a gap in the Dewsbury defence and scored a simple try, He kicked the ball on the last tackle and then chased down his own kick to dive on to the ball to score the first try of the afternoon. Lewis Charnock was the one attempting the conversions for Barrow and he duly converted the first one he had to take to add the extra two points to the scoreboard, the score now stood at Barrow 6-0 Dewsbury.
The Rams scored their first try on the 15th minute mark when Kyle Trout smashed his way through the Barrow defence to plant the ball over the whitewash. As ever Paul Sykes was on hand to kick the conversion attempt and he was successful adding two points to the Rams tally to draw them level.
Ten minutes later the home side took the lead again through Jarred Stack, a high kick from Charnock to the right corner wasn’t dealt with by the Rams and so Stack stole in and took the ball out of the air to then plant the ball over the line to score. Charnock missed his conversion attempt and the score now stood at 10-6 to Barrow.
On the 32nd minute Barrow got a penalty and this time Ryan Johnston was the one to take the attempt for the Raiders, he was successful with his kick and that stretched their lead to 12-6.
Dewsbury were awarded a penalty right on half time, the team decided to kick for two points and Paul Sykes duly obliged with the responsibility. That took the two teams into half time with the score being 12-8 to Barrow.
The half again didn’t start well for the Rams giving away a penalty in the first minute, Barrow took advantage and decided to kick for two points, meaning the score now stood at 14-8 to Barrow.
Dewsbury leveled the score up at 14-14 when Kyle Trout managed to bundle his way through some tough Barrow tackles to score his second try of the afternoon. Sykes as ever kicked the conversion meaning the scores were now all level.
Eight minutes later the Rams took the lead for the first time in the match, this time Sykes slipped through a gap in the Barrow defence to score a super try. He then kicked the conversion to take the score to 14-20 to the Rams.
Before the next try was scored the Rams missed two drop goal attempts, the first missed by Brown, the second by Sykes.
Then on the 73rd minute the Rams couldn’t keep the Raiders out as they scored a try to close the gap, Johnston was the one to go over the line this time. Charnock back on kicking duties leveled the scores up at 20-20 which is how the game finished.
Next up for the Rams is a home game against the Toronto Wolfpack which is being shown live on Sky TV.