Dewsbury Rams were eliminated from the 1895 cup competition after a disappointing defeat away at the Widnes Vikings on Wednesday night.

The Vikings go onto play in the cup semi-final meanwhile Dewsbury now have to concentrate on the league form.

Anthony Gelling and Lloyd Roby both scored a hat-trick of tries on the night for the Vikings.

It was the Rams who started well and scored the first points of the game. Paul Sykes kicked over a penalty for two points.

Widnes scored their first two tries in the first ten minutes. First Gelling out jumping Andy Gabriel in the corner in the 6th minute to score. Then Roby planted the ball down for his first try of the night in the 10th minute. Jack Owens was on kicking duty for the home side and he duly put away one out of his first two kicks.

Whilst the Rams steadied themselves for the next few moments, the next try was again scored by Gelling on the 24th minute as he pushed his way across the line. Owens converted the kick to make it 2-16 to Widnes.

The home side then ran away with the game scoring four tries in the last ten minutes of the half. Sam Wilde scored in the 31st and 34th minute, Chris Dean went over the whitewash in the 38th minute and Gelling grabbed his third try of the night right on half time. Owens kicked three of the conversion attempts to make the score at the interval Widnes Vikings 38-2 Dewsbury Rams.

The second half got no better for the Rams as again Widnes came out firing on all fronts.

The home side scored three more tries between the 50th and 60th minute. Brad Walker grabbed a try on the 50th minute, then Roby scored two on the bounce to complete his hat-trick, scoring on the 53rd and 56th minute. Owens converted his kicks to add the extras and make the score Widnes 54-2 Dewsbury.

The Rams scored a consolation try late on as Daniel Waite-Pullan planted the ball over the line. Finn missed the following kick to leave the full time score Widnes 54-6 Dewsbury.

Dewsbury’s next game is away at the York City Knights.