Lee Greenwood hails 'outstanding effort' as Dewsbury Rams are beaten by York City Knights

HEAD COACH Lee Greenwood hailed an 'outstanding effort' from his Dewsbury Rams side as they pushed big-spending York City Knights all the way in a 30-20 defeat on Sunday evening.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 9:57 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 10:08 am
RESULT: Dewsbury Rams 20-30 York City Knights. Picture: Thomas Fynn

The loss was the second in a row for the Rams but Greenwood felt the performance was much-improved from the previous week when Dewsbury were beaten by Bradford Bulls

The Rams boss was disappointed not to come away with anything from the contest but admitted he couldn't have asked for much more from his players on Sunday evening.

"The effort was outstanding. To go toe-to-toe with one of the big spenders in the division with a lot of big names, we can't ask for too much more," he said.

RESULT: Dewsbury Rams 20-30 York City Knights. Picture: Thomas Fynn

"There were a couple of key moments in there that if they go our way it could have been a different result. But it is a loss and we don't want to lose. So, we are disappointed."

Greenwood wants his players to take better advantage of key moments in fixtures with Dewsbury sitting on four points following their first four games of the 2021 Championship campaign.

The Rams were drawing 14-14 with York at half time on Sunday and the sides were locked at 20-20 just before the hour before two tries in the final quarter won it for the visitors.

He added: "We need to learn fast because every game is like this. We want to be in with a shout of winning going into the later stages of these games and we have got to learn with these key moments.

"They proved the difference in the end. We have lost our last two, they feel like opportunities missed.

"Our performance against Bradford wasn't good enough but against York we put in a much better display when we kept it tight up until the last 10 minutes but it wasn't enough. We need to learn how to win these games."