Clinical Rams prove too strong for Workington

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Dewsbury Rams produced a clinical second half display to sweep aside Workington Town and register a 38-16 victory in the Kingstone Press Championship.

The Rams trailed 10-8 at half-time but scored six tries after the break to complete a satisfying win.

Centre Jason Crookes put Dewsbury ahead inside the first minute with an unconverted try.

Town struck back with a Callum Phillips try, converted by Carl Forber, but Dewsbury regained the lead when winger Dalton Grant squeezed in at the left corner.

In a nip and tuck first half, centre Decalan Hulme edged Workington back in front with an unconverted try only to then be sin-binned after Town had been put on a team warning.

Dewsbury hit a purple patch after the break, scoring four tries in 11 minutes as half-backs Ben Reynolds and Andy Kain dictated play.

Crookes added his second try, winger Dale Morton leapt to gather a crossfield kick to touch down before Kain dived between the posts following a fierce drive by Matt Groat. Reynolds added all three goals as the Rams led 26-10.

Grant leapt to gather another kick to grab his second try and Josh Guzdek was on the end of brilliant passing Rams move to score their seventh try.

Workington responded with a Jason Mossop try, converted by Forber, but Dewsbury had the last word when Kyle Trout raced over in the final minute.

Dewsbury Rams: Guzdek; Morton, Crookes, Grady, Grant; Reynolds, Kain; Groat, Conroy, Hepworth, T Adamson, Trout, L Adamson. Subs: Wright, Brown, Sykes, Tonks.

Workington Town: Murphy; Forrester, Hulme, Mossop, Ritson; Forber, Doran; Coward, Phillips, Verlinden, Whiteley, Olstrum, McAvoy. Subs: Shackley, Scholey, Mattinson, Gordon.

Referee: Gareth Hewer.

Attendance: 786.