Dewsbury Rams were defeated by the Leigh Centurions 40-0 at the Tetley’s Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The loss means the Rams now sit joint second bottom of the league with Barrow Raiders.
Leigh started the game well and came out of the blocks flying, it was them who grabbed the first points of the game as Liam Forsyth went over the try line. Martyn Ridyard was the player on kicking duty for the visitors that day and duly placed his first kick through the posts to make the score 6-0 to Leigh.
The next try for the visitors came just five minutes later on the 10th minute as Luke Douglas slipped through a gap in the Rams defence to score. Ridyard again converted the extra’s to make it 12-0 to Leigh.
Leigh’s next try came on the 25th minute with Stefan Marsh planting the ball over the line to score, this time Ridyard doesn’t make his kick meaning the score was now 16-0 to Leigh.
Marsh grabbed his second try of the game just before half time, once again crossing the whitewash with ease in the left hand corner. Ridyard this time made sure the kick counted and the tally was now Dewsbury Rams 0-22 Leigh Centurions.
The scoring wasn’t quite done there as Ridyard converted a penalty kick right on half time to mean the score at the interval was Rams 0-24 Centurions.
Dewsbury came out in the second half looking to get back into the fixture and went close to the Leigh line on a couple of occasions. However the Rams just couldn’t get the points they needed or felt they deserved.
Leigh scored their next try on the 63rd minute when Forsyth got his second try of the match, again Ridyard kicked the extra’s making the score 30-0 to Leigh.
The Centurions scored two tries in the last five minutes of the fixture, first Mitchell Cox scored on the 76th minute and Douglas grabbed his second try of the game on the 79th minute, Ridyard kicked one out of his last two conversion attempts.
That brought the final score to Dewsbury Rams 0-40 Leigh Centurions.
On Wednesday the Rams face a tough quarter-final match against the Widnes Vikings away from home in the 1895 cup. Then Lee Greenwood’s men head to York for their latest Betfred Championship match next Sunday.