Dewsbury Rams were victorious over the Widnes Vikings on Sunday evening live on the Our League App.
The Rams were hoping to put back to back wins together, but knew it would be tough against a good Widnes side. Dewsbury haven’t beaten Widnes at the Tetley’s Stadium since the year 2000.
The game started off well for the Rams, Michael Knowles grabbed his 100th career try to put the home side in the lead. Paul Sykes as ever was on hand to kick the conversion and put the score at 6-0.
Widnes attacked more and more in the moments after the first try was conceded but they just couldn’t get over the line as the Dewsbury players were at times putting in heroic defensive tackles.
Eventually Dewsbury managed to work their way up the pitch and received a penalty on the 17th minute, opting for the two points. Again Sykes kicked the conversion to score and move the Rams on to 8-0.
The away side scored their first try just four minutes later as ex-player Ellis Robson planted the ball over the whitewash. Jack Owens was the one kicking duty for the Vikings on the night and duly put his first kick through the posts to score. The tally for the match now stood at 8-6 to Dewsbury.
Dewsbury then battled back and scored a great try of their own, Sam Day sliding home from a short distance to cross the line. Sykes added the extra’s and the score now stood at 14-6 to the Rams.
Widnes received a penalty just before half time and Jack Owens managed to kick it through the sticks to score. That took the tally going into the interval at 14-8 to Dewsbury.
It took just eleven minutes for the Rams to score the next try in the match as Adam Ryder collected a pat down from Andy Gabriel. Ryder bustled his way over the line to grab his try for the night. Sykes missed his conversion which was a difficult kick from the touchline. That left the score at 18-8 to Dewsbury.
In what was a nervy final twenty minutes Widnes did all they could to get back into the match, however the Rams players made sure the Vikings couldn’t find a way through with some unbelievable tackling.
The cherry on top of the Rams cake came when Paul Sykes kicked over a penalty on the hooter to round the score up to 20-8 to Dewsbury.
Man of the Match as chosen by main match sponsor Gear Up was Michael Knowles
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