Dewsbury Rams head coach Lee Greenwood spoke to the media following the defeat away at the Sheffield Eagles on Friday night.

On the 28-22 loss he said: “The best team won I think, we battled hard but Sheffield had a little bit more quality at times, we were struggling to defend our try line at times. We let Sheffield play the ball at times far too quickly.

“Sheffield were too good, we did have a good patch where we were on top in the second half and in that we probably needed to put more points on and get into the lead and we didn’t.

“I don’t like losing, we have come here on a Friday night to Sheffield who are above us in the league and wanting to get into the playoffs who have spent money on their team and got quality. We have lost by six and it is what it is, disappointing.

“There is a lot to look at in there, speed of the game, anticipation of the ball and skill levels and we just haven’t got that at the minute, that ability to carve teams open when they get near the line like Sheffield did. Sometimes we took the wrong option or dropped balls that all comes under quality which is quite a big umbrella of things and some parts we didn’t have.

“We have to suck it up and we wouldn’t have stolen a draw at the end as I thought we were value for it, but I have no arguments with the final score, it was there for the taking but we weren’t quite good enough to do it which is the story of our season so far.”

Looking to the games ahead and especially Halifax next week, Greenwood said: “We need to be better than that if we want to beat Halifax next week, we also have Featherstone and Widnes at home what look like winnable games if you are right at it.

“Halifax have had a right good go at us the two times we have played them, they haven’t had a good season at all, but the two times we have played them, they have been right on it. When we played them earlier on in the season at their place it was probably their best performance of the season, and then when they faced us in the Challenge Cup they were right on it too.”