Dewsbury Rams 20-4 Batley Bulldogs


Neil Kelly’s second stint as Dewsbury Rams coach got off to a winning start with a 20-4 victory over Heavy Woollen rivals Batley Bulldogs. James Glover was the star player for the Rams, scoring 16 of their 20 points as they picked up their first win of the season at the Bulldogs’ expense.

Glover bagged the first 10 points of the contest inside 14 minutes thanks to a converted try and two penalties. Mikey Hayward responded for Batley with their only try of the contest but Dewsbury finished the half strong and they registered another four pointer through Dale Morton. Glover added the extras for a 16-4 half-time lead.

In the second half, any nerves on the hosts’ part were calmed courtesy of a penalty goal from Glover on 54 minutes before there was a spell of no points whatsoever. With ten minutes remaining, Glover finished the scoring with his sixth goal of proceedings.

A superb victory for the Rams, who have moved on to level points with 10th-placed Swinton Lions while Batley will be wanting to bounce back against London Broncos on Monday.

Dewsbury Rams

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Josh GuzdekFull Back000000
2Dale MortonWing100000
4Lucas WalshawSecond Row000000
7Andy KainScrum Half000000
8Tony Tonks 10Interchange000000
9Tom Hemingway 15Hooker000000
10Mitch Stringer 8Prop000000
13Aaron BrownCentre000000
15Robbie Ward 9Interchange000000
17Dom SpeakmanStand Off000000
18Jack Teanby 24Prop000000
23James GloverCentre160001
24Brandon DouglasLoose Forward000000
24Jode Sheriffe 18Interchange000000
29Daniel Igbinedion 26Interchange000000
31Alex BrownWing000000
26Liam Senior 29Second Row000000
 Total 260001

Batley Bulldogs

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1David ScottFull Back000000
3Sam SmeatonCentre000000
4Macauley HallettCentre000000
5Shaun AinscoughWing000000
8Adam Gledhill 16Prop000000
9Alistair Leak 14Hooker000000
10Alex Rowe 21Prop000000
11Brad DaySecond Row000000
12Joel Farrell 19Second Row000000
13Pat WalkerLoose Forward000000
14James Davey 9Interchange000000
16Tom Lillycrop 8Interchange000000
19Alex Bretherton 12Interchange000000
21James Brown 10Interchange000000
22Dane ManningLoose Forward000000
25Mikey HaywardWing100000
28Tom HolmesScrum Half000000
 Total 100000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
April 14, 2017 1:00 pm Championship 2017 Friday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Dewsbury Rams16420
Batley Bulldogs404

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