Dewsbury Rams up to second place after win at Swinton Lions

Dewsbury Rams made it two wins from two on Sunday as they beat hosts Swinton Lions 34-16 to move up to second place in the Co-operative Championship.

Tries from Steve Crossley and Craig Cook, both converted by Patch Walker, saw Dewsbury lead 12-0 after only nine minutes.

Swinton scored twice to narrow the deficit to four points but that was as close as they got as Ayden Faal and George Flanagan added further tries to see the Rams lead 26-10 at the break.

Walker extended the lead with a penalty while Swinton replied with a converted try but in the final minute Matt Nicholson's try sealed victory.

Walker landed his seventh goal of the afternoon to see Dewsbury second on points difference behind Sheffield Eagles. Halifax and Featherstone are the other two sides to have two wins from two in the Championship so far.