Dewsbury Rams switch focus to crunch clash with Swinton Lions

DEWSBURY RAMS head coach Lee Greenwood felt his side were “dominated and bullied” against Halifax Panthers on Sunday evening as they prepare for a crunch game with Swinton Lions on Monday.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 6:00 am
Picture by Allan McKenzie/ - 14/04/2019 - Rugby League - Coral Challenge Cup - Thatto Heath Crusaders v Dewsbury Rams - Hatton Solicitors Crusader Park, Thatto Heath, England - Dewsbury coach Lee Greenwood.

Fans will be allowed back into sports grounds at a limited capacity across the country from Monday, with Dewsbury agreeing to move their fixture with the Lions back to allow home fans to attend as soon as possible.

It was announced earlier this year that fans could return to stadia from May 17 with the Government confirming this week they would proceed as planned with their roadmap out of lockdown.

On Sunday, The Rams saw their losing run extended to three games with a 36-0 home defeat to Halifax.

Greenwood feels Swinton will sense an opportunity to claim their first win of the season and admits that there is a “soft underbelly” to his side at the moment.

“It is never nice seeing your team get dominated and bullied like that, especially at home,” said the Rams boss following Sunday night’s defeat against the Panthers.

“We like to think we are a tough team to beat but we have shown the last few weeks we are not.

“It is a reflective week now before going into a massive game next week.

“Swinton will be targeting a first win, they will see a soft underbelly in us and that is what we have got at the moment.”