Rams target Raiders success

Rams coach Neil Kelly said his players invested a lot of effort into last week's game against Swinton but they must quickly bounce back from defeat when they entertain Barrow Raiders on Sunday.
Rams coach Neil Kelly said his players invested a lot of effort into last week's game against Swinton but they must quickly bounce back from defeat when they entertain Barrow Raiders on Sunday.

Dewsbury Rams will bid to bounce back from last week’s disappointing one-point defeat away to Swinton Lions when they entertain another struggling side, Barrow Raiders, on Sunday.

Defeat to Swinton, in what was the Lions’ first home win of the season, leaves Dewsbury just a point above the Betfred Championship relegation zone.

Barrow are four points clear of the Rams and know victory could go a long way to securing their own survival.

Rams coach Neil Kelly was left to reflect on defeat to Swinton and said: “I have mixed feelings about the game as I know the players invested a lot of effort into the game.

“We didn’t particularly look at it, but we did talk about attacking down that left hand side. When we did go down that flank we got a lot of reward from it. So I didn’t see why we stopped going down that side.

“In a way I feel sorry for the players but in another way it’s frustrating that we do these things too ourselves.

“The big turning point in the game was their sending off, that then seemed to give us belief that we could win it. We have to make our own turning points in games and not leave ourselves in situations where we are looking for turning points.”

Dewsbury face three crucial games as they travel to Sheffield and then host Batley Bulldogs after Barrow.