Dewsbury Rams head coach Lee Greenwood was delighted with the win over Featherstone Rovers on Sunday,
The Rams won 32-22 on the day as Dale Morton grabbed a brace in the course of the match.
Greenwood said of the victory: “We have been in that position quite a few times this season, and even after the final hooter went I still thought we might throw it away. I think for the efforts the lads have put in not just from today but from all the games we needed that win, its a big win.
“From where we have been and Featherstone’s home record it’s a bit of shock to everyone outside our dressing room. However we know that when we get things right we take some beating, we have proved that in some games so far, and maybe now people will start to take us seriously now.
“I think it was the manner of it too, we looked really good today, the others were at home and just sort of dogged it out to make it tough for the other teams, kicking the odd penalty goal and scoring the odd try. Where as today we looked really good today with ball in hand and I thought you could see the start of the halfback paring starting to work. We have got some big ball playing people out wide too that did well in the game. We changed the way we play slightly to sort of combat what they would throw at us and how we could hurt them, and we did that.
“There was a patch where we were in front and then went behind pretty quickly, and I am sure the lads were thinking that we may throw it away. However it was great determination from the boys especially going down to 12 men after their second try, they showed some great character there.
“We spoke in a group about it before that to come to places like Featherstone and come away with something you need everyone to perform 1-17. They all contributed to the win today whether starting or coming off of the bench.
“I think the conditions were different today, we weren’t ankle deep in mud and so you could see us play a bit of rugby today. and we scored a couple of nice tries and we threw the ball about well. We have played well at home against the likes of York and Toronto in particular but today over the 80 minutes that was probably our best performance and result. We haven’t done anything before this that would shock anyone, we got beat by teams above us, won against Swinton who are below us and drew away at Barrow and this was the first result that probably surprised people.
“It is the first time that anyone would have seen us play like that, it’s the first time I have seen it. We have shown that we can do it tough and keep it tight, but against Fev we have shown that we can create and play some good rugby. I do like my teams to be adaptable and that’s a big tick for me as we can show we can adapt and win.”