Dewsbury Rams head coach Lee Greenwood spoke to the media after the Rams 20-20 draw away at Barrow Raiders on Sunday. Greenwood believes it was a point lost rather than gained.
He said following the draw: “That is the worst of the three performances by quite a distance, as coaches we think we do everything right in the week, we spend a lot of time looking at where we think the game can be won and then when players don’t do that and don’t turn up it’s obviously frustrating.
“We feel like it is a point lost, it turned out where we were winning by six, we missed some drop goal opportunities and then they came back. Just the general performance I thought we were good enough to win that game, we are disappointed. We as coaches think we should be sat here on three wins. We were disappointed with the York defeat, obviously happy with the win over Swinton but thought elements of the performances needed to improve and that’s a point lost today. We are far from happy as coaching staff and a lot of improvements need to be made, and a bit of an attitude change needs to happen like I have said already.
“As a general attitude and what we had worked on the players didn’t do, and I’m very disappointed. We didn’t get off to a good start we were still on the bus which was disappointing because the preparation before the game had been fine. We got ourselves into a winning position and yes you can point to the missed drop goal opportunities, but the game management after that from us was just insane really. It was another lesson in how not to win a game.
“There is a lot of work to do, but I knew that in pre-season so its not going to be an overnight thing. We said we wanted to pick up results as we went along as the changes are being made, but it doesn’t help hide your disappointment straight after when you think you could have won a game.
“We have a tough run of fixtures coming up now, and we will be underdogs in all of them being honest and we’ll need to perform a lot better than that to get anywhere near, never mind get a result so there is a lot of work to be done in people’s mindsets and on the training field too.”