Dewsbury Rams head coach Lee Greenwood reflected on the Rams 1895 cup exit defeat to the Widnes Vikings.
He said: “It was disappointing as you say and we are doing this tough and we are at rock bottom. We are getting beat comfortably and not scoring points, it is not a good place at the moment.“
“It is at times like this where it requires tough people whether that’s players, coaches and supporters, everyone at the club. If you don’t want to work your way out of this then it’s not for you, it’s the only way we can get out of this. The harder you work, the luckier you get the more decisions get, and you get more bounce of the ball. You stop the other team scoring and get over at the other end, there are no secrets in this game.“
“Whether we could have won in the circumstances we had I’m not sure. The lads had to drive to the game after working all day, played on Sunday, whereas Widnes had an extra two days rest and they are full time so had a nice sleep in. So it was always going to be tough don’t get me wrong. I didn’t expect the manner of defeat but that is where we are at the moment.“
“We asked for a bit of character in the second half and again I can’t fault the effort. There were flashes and signs of determination in the second half and that is what we asked for. Now we have to take that in to Sunday at York.“
“The game was dead long before half time and then you struggle to get a message on to change it. It’s already done, it gets more comfortable, we get more frustrated and more things don’t go our way. Then you start to concede more tries from breaks. So we are doing it tough at the moment there is no way to dress it up. We can’t get lower than we are now, I know there are a lot of proud guys in there, and I feel there are enough good players in this squad to get out of it. I know it wasn’t a league game but it was a chance to build confidence, overall we haven’t done that.“
“That lads had a chat at half time and we tried to keep the score down, it could have been worse than what it was. However the way they spoke at half time I think there was a determination in there. If we had seen that from the beginning it would have been a different game.“
“No one is happy with what is going on, me more than others, I am the guy that shoulders the blame as I am the face of it. That’s par for the course, you get the praise when you win and on the run like we are on you get the blame. I am happy to do that and it requires tough people like I said in situations like this. I am happy to tough it out as I believe in what I’m doing, hopefully everyone else will do the same.”