Dewsbury Rams were beaten by close rivals the Batley Bulldogs at the Summer Bash this time around, the final score ending up 30-14 to Batley.

The Rams scored some nice tries late on in the fixture, but it wasn’t enough for them to come back and win the game.

It was the Bulldogs who scored the first try of the afternoon on the 6th minute, Keenon Tomlinson finding space on the right flank to then score in the corner to give Batley the lead. Louis Jouffret was the one on kicking duty for the Bulldogs on the day, but he missed his first conversion attempt to leave the score at 4-0 to the Rams.

Batley scored their second try on the 12th minute when Jonathan Campbell planted the ball over the line, Jouffret this time made the conversion count to put the Bulldogs 10-0 up.

Dewsbury did score their first try of the match in the 20th minute, Andy Gabriel leaped through the air in the left hand corner to score a fantastic try. Liam Finn was kicking for the Rams but he missed his first attempt meaning the score was now 10-4 to Batley.

The second half started just as badly for the Rams as the first half did, with Jouffret kicking a successful penalty attempt to put two more points on to Batley’s tally. The Bulldogs extended their lead when Paul Brearley scored in the right hand corner of the pitch on the 63rd minute of the game. Jouffret again adding the extra two points making the score 18-4 to the Bulldogs.

Batley scored again in the 75th minute when Alistair Leak planted the ball over the whitewash to score, Jouffret again converting the kick to add the two extra points, making the score 24-4 to Batley.

Batley’s final try of the day was scored three minutes from time when Alastair Leak scored a simple try, Jouffret again kicked for the two points to move the score onto 30-4.

The Rams were able to score two consolation tries in the last two minutes, first Michael Knowles powered his way across the line then Sam Day scored a superb try in the last minute to finish off the scoring for the afternoon. Finn missed the kick after Knowles try, but scored the conversion after Day’s try. That made the final score Batley Bulldogs 30-14 Dewsbury Rams.