Dewsbury Rams head coach Lee Greenwood was proud of the teams effort against a tough York side.
The Rams were defeated 20-30 by the Knights on Sunday evening. However although it was disappointing to lose the fixture Greenwood says he can take some real positives out of the performance.
He said: “It was a massive effort by the lads. I thought we were better in the first half than what the actual scoreline suggested.
“I thought York were a tad lucky to come in at 14-14 at half time. I thought we should have come into the break leading.
“There were a few errors by us and a few things didn’t go our way. That led it to being even going into the break.
“If I’m being totally honest we’ve just matched up against a side full of Super League and former NRL players. We not only held them off but gave them a huge test.
“Every team makes errors but it’s about how you deal with it when you make those errors. We just need to be a bit stronger in those moments.
“We’ll look at those errors in the week but I really do think if a few thing would have gone our way that, that scoreline could have been turned on its head.
“I’m taking huge positives from that, how can you not? We’ve just gone toe to toe with a team that wanted to be promoted to Super League who have spent loads of money. I’m very proud of the lads and now we go into next week against Halifax with real optimism.”