Dewsbury Rams head coach Lee Greenwood was delighted to get the win over Widnes Vikings on Sunday.
On the victory he said: “I think we deserved something out of it, it would have been cruel if we had come out of it with nothing.
“I thought the effort and performance were there and we were missing some key players as well. For where Widnes are and where we are, them being a full time team, then those missing players hurt us, and it’s been a tough couple of weeks.
“We lost against our rivals Batley and it was disappointing in the manner we lost it. Leigh was a tough one where we obviously didn’t get the result. We just wanted to get something going today, we are still in a transitional period for where we are at, and I dare say we haven’t quite found our rhythm and team spirit yet which we asked for before and it wasn’t good enough in the last few performances but against Widnes it was. I am happy man as we have got two points on the board.”
“Our halfbacks probably owed us one, Simon Brown played at Barrow away with Paul Sykes where they missed some pot shots. Where as against Widnes we may have scored more points if Finny would have scored all his kicks, so I dare say they owed us something so it was nice that it did go over.
“There were some really good performances, but as a group we just asked for character and we were back to basics. That had worked for us earlier in the season in games where we had come really close. We should have won a few more so this week we wanted to go back to basics.
“Iggy played in the centre today and did great especially coming off the back of Monday’s game at Leigh where he played at loose forward where he made 55 tackles. Due to the athlete that he is it means he can play in a few positions, so we played him at centre today and we thought he could do a job for us there, and against Widnes he certainly did.
“Adam Ryder has been doing that all season too, we have got him tied down for the next few years at the club which is good. He’s quite late to the game really, had a season at Keighley and has now made the step up to the Championship. He has improvements to make but he can pull out sets like that.
“Looking back at it from a neutral point of view it was a good contest. However for Dewsbury to come and do that at Widnes is hard but we made it like that for them. I told our lads at half time whoever makes the least mistakes will win it, and they probably made a few more errors than us.
“We have made no secret that we feel we should be on more points due to our performances earlier on in the season. However the harsh reality is that once you don’t get those wins and points it starts to grate on your confidence, and then there are those games you don’t expect anything from anyway. Before today we were right in a relegation battle, I do always feel we can go anywhere and win if we get it right. We went to Featherstone and did that and have now won at Widnes, not many teams will go to both and win. It’s up to us now to go get the points, I wouldn’t say we are in a false position, but we could be higher in the table and looking at the playoffs rather than just staying in the division.”