Rams target victory treble when Halifax call

Dewsburys Kyle Trout suffered a head injury against Oldham and is set to miss Sundays game against Halifax.
Dewsburys Kyle Trout suffered a head injury against Oldham and is set to miss Sundays game against Halifax.

Dewsbury Rams will seek a third straight Championship victory for the first time this season when they entertain Halifax on Sunday (3pm).

Dewsbury registered back-to-back league wins for only the second time when they defeated Oldham 46-10 last week and they now target a win treble against top-four chasing Fax.

Dewsbury were edged out 23-14 at The Shay earlier in the season but with renewed confidence in the camp, coach Glenn Morrison is looking for his side to continue their run.

Morrison said: “We’ve got everyone to play again in the Middle Eights so we can still try and go for the top six.

“That was the aim at the start of the season, to get a home final in the Shield and then try and make the final.”

Kyle Trout will miss Sunday’s clash against Halifax after suffering a head injury in last week’s win over Oldham, when the Rams ran in seven tries from seven different scorers, while Paul Sykes landed nine goals.

Morrison added: “Sykes did a great job for us and, as a half-back pairing, him and Andy Kain are finally buying into the systems we have.

“It was a very professional job. We spoke beforehand that the Bradford win would mean nothing unless we backed it up.

“But we did that. We got through our sets, completed at over 80 per cent, which is something we’ve looked at doing, and kicked on again.

“We’ve thrown away a lot of games we should have won this season, but wanted to make sure that Bradford win was the start of the rest of our year for us.”

“Kyle Trout got a head knock and concussion. He can’t remember anything so I’ll give him a rest this week, and there was a few others who couldn’t finish the game.”

Dewsbury go into the game seventh in the table, six points behind Featherstone, while they can have a big say in who qualifies for the middle eights stage of the competition as they face four of the top Championship sides in their final six matches.

Halifax slipped outside the top-four when Bradford Bulls defeated Oldham 48-4 in their game in hand last night (Wednesday).

Following the visit of Halifax, Dewsbury travel to Batley, who are involved in a cracking clash at Bradford this Sunday.

The Rams then host second placed London Broncos and after games against Workington and Swinton Lions, Glenn Morrison’s men end the regular season at home to Championship leaders Leigh Centurions on July 24.