Rams suffer 10-try battering at Featherstone

DEWSBURY Rams slumped to a fourth successive Co-operative Championship defeat with a 60-18 hammering at Featherstone Rovers on Sunday.

The Rams' play-off hopes took another knock as they conceded 10 tries, all converted by their former player Liam Finn.

Finn also grabbed two tries and his half-back partner Andy Kain bagged four as Featherstone produced their best league performance this season.

Dewsbury were 12-0 down after just six minutes and trailed 24-6 at half-time in their third defeat against Rovers this year.

They had no answer to Featherstone's pace and power but they managed to score three tries.

Scott Spaven scored the first by forcing his way over from close range after 19 minutes.

James Craven got Dewsbury's second touchdown midway through the second-half by finishing a lovely move involving Rob Spicer, Spaven, Ed Barber and Pat Walker.

The visitors completed the scoring six minutes from time when Barber crossed from Ryan Esders' pass and Walker kicked his third goal.

Sam Smeaton (two), Tommy Saxton and Greg Worthington were champions Featherstone's other try scorers in a win that kept them just one point behind leaders Halifax.

Featherstone Rovers: Hardman; Briscoe, Smeaton, Worthington, Saxton; Kain, Finn; Lockwood, Kaye, Dickens, Dale, Spears, Hepworth. Subs: Ellis, Maloney, Haley, Bostock.

Dewsbury Rams: Craven; Smith, Esders, Scott, Buchanan; Walker, Spaven; Jones, Blake, Singleton, Spicer, Barker, Barber. Subs: Tonks, Nicholson, Crossley, Hood.