Dewsbury Rams head coach Lee Greenwood insists it was the first half performance that lost us the game against Bradford.

However he will be taking positives from the second half display.

Greenwood said on the performance: “The first half was nothing like we know we can play. Bradford were better in every department and it gave us too much to do to try and come back.

“At half time we asked the lads to get back to what we do best. I thought we showed what we are about and we played much better in the second half.

“It was a lesson today for us and we’ll have to look at the preparation and how we start games. Tonight showed that a few individuals and as a team we weren’t quite on it and we got punished for it.

“We made errors whether it be a forward pass an offside or a ball steal. It wasn’t good enough and it wasn’t us.

“The quality of opposition has gone up each week. From Whitehaven to Widnes to Bradford and now to York next week. The games don’t get easier and that means we have to be better.

“We have to take heart from the second half and some positives. There is no point kicking the lads twice. Look we know we weren’t good enough in the first half. We fixed some bits up at half time, and improved in the second half. It’s gone now though and we now need to look at York.

Finally Greenwood says that some of the lads will have bumps and bruises and will need to be checked out on Tuesday at training.

“That was a tough contest out there and some of the lads have knocks. We’ll check on how everyone is come Tuesday at training.”