Dewsbury Rams prop Connor Scott grabbed his first try for the Rams on Sunday as they beat Oldham at Bower Fold 6-24.

On scoring his first try Scott said: “It was a great pass from Finny and there was a big gap there but I managed to get the ball down, it’s good to get off of zero and score my first try for the club.”

On the victory overall, Scott praised his teammates defensive efforts and believes it is those efforts that have helped to get the team over the line with another two points.

He commented: “It was a must win game for us, those two wins over Halifax and Widnes didn’t mean anything if we didn’t come here and get the result. The boys dug deep as it was a tough first half, but we dug deep and got the result.

“They scored first off one of our errors and got their backs up, we came back and managed to get a try. Then we were in an arm wrestle and that is what we wanted and it was all about who was going to be the first team to crack.

“During half time Lee had a few words with us and we came out in the second half and did what he asked. We dug deep, worked hard for each other and got the result we deserved.

“Defence is a massive part of our game and we worked hard on it in pre-season, and we have taken it in to these games. We know if anyone makes a mistake there is always two or three lads behind moping it up. We are working really hard for each other, we are a team.”

Scott is now looking forward to the Challenge Cup game up at Whitehaven on Wednesday night, he insists the team will be doing all they can to get through to the next round where they will meet Newcastle away.

“We have a good set of lads, we have a week off in the league now so we can concentrate on cup games.” He said.

He continued: “Whitehaven is the first test on Wednesday night and then if we get through that we play Newcastle on the Sunday and all the boys are looking forward to it. We will do our best in the cup and then we’ll get back to the league.”

Finally Scott couldn’t praise the travelling Rams fans enough who came to Oldham to see the team win.

On thanking them for their support, he said: “The fans have been amazing, ever since the first game against Leigh they have shown up in big numbers.

“They have pulled us through games at times, when we get on the front foot we can hear them egging us on and that gives us a great feeling. At the end all we can do is go over to them and clap them and say thanks for making the trips over to support us as it means a lot.”