Poor first half display cost Dewsbury Rams against Bradford Bulls, feels Lee Greenwood

Lee Greenwood felt a poor first-half display left Dewsbury Rams with too much to do in their defeat against Bradford Bulls on Sunday evening.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 6:00 am
TRY TIME: Andy Gabriel touches down for Dewsbury Rams during their defeat against Bradford Bulls on Sunday - their first loss of the league season. Picture: Thomas Fynn

The Rams suffered their first Championship defeat of the season as their West Yorkshire rivals emerged as 35-14 victors.

Greenwood was pleased with the second-half showing from his players as they fought to overturn a 28-6 half-time deficit.

Dewsbury outscored the Bulls in the second period but had left themselves with too much to do.

“The first half was nothing like we know we can play. Bradford were better in every department and it gave us too much to do to try and come back,” said Greenwood.

“At half time we asked the lads to get back to what we do best.

“I thought we showed what we are about and we played much better in the second half.

“It was a lesson today for us and we’ll have to look at the preparation and how we start games.

“Tonight showed that a few individuals and as a team we weren’t quite on it and we got punished for it.

“We made errors whether it be a forward pass an offside or a ball steal. It wasn’t good enough and it wasn’t us.”