Dewsbury Rams 40-10 Rochdale Hornets


Dewsbury Rams warmed up for their third Heavy Woollen derby of the season next weekend with a comfortable 40-10 win against Rochdale Hornets. This was the West Yorkshire club’s third win on the bounce, and fifth in seven games, as they moved up to eighth in the table. Paul Sykes passed 2000 points for his career in his 400th match on a memorable afternoon for the former Super League regular. Rob Spicer and Macauley Hallett both registered braces for Dewsbury as they picked up yet another win as their resurgence under Neil Kelly carried on in style.

Spicer opened the scoring after 13 minutes as Gareth Moore, who would be involved in everything good for the Rams, played the back-rower in. Sykes converted. Moore kicked a 40/20 to get Dewsbury into deep Rochdale territory and the hosts didn’t waste the opportunity as Toby Adamson touched down. Sykes on target again. Dale Morton extended Dewsbury’s advantage in the 23rd minute as he notched a superb individual score. Sykes added the extras. Spicer and Hallett finished the half by both crossing as the Rams went 28 points up at the interval.

After the restart, Rob Massam got the Hornets on the board but Danny Yates couldn’t kick the conversion. Normal service resumed on 53 minutes as Sykes and Moore linked up for the latter to go over the line. The following conversion brought up Sykes’ superb landmark. With 11 minutes to go, Lewis Galbraith was sin-binned and the Rams capitalised with Hallett’s second try of the game. Jordan Case replied in the shape of a consolation try for the Hornets, who are just one point clear of 11th-placed Swinton.

Dewsbury Rams

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Josh GuzdekFull Back000000
2Dale MortonWing100000
4Lucas WalshawCentre000000
6Paul SykesStand Off060000
11Rob SpicerSecond Row200000
13Aaron BrownLoose Forward000000
16Toby Adamson 24Interchange100000
17Dom Speakman 26Interchange000000
18Jack Teanby 44Prop000000
20Aaron Ollett 22Interchange000000
22Jordan Crowther 20Second Row000000
24Jode Sheriffe 16Prop000000
26Sam Day 17Hooker000000
29Macauley HallettCentre200000
31Alex BrownWing000000
41Gareth MooreScrum Half100001
44Toby Everett 18Interchange000000
 Total 760001

Rochdale Hornets

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Lewis Hatton 13Interchange000000
1Miles GreenwoodFull Back000000
2Chris RileyWing000000
4Lewis GalbraithCentre000010
5Rob MassamWing100000
6Lewis PalfreyStand Off000000
7Danny YatesScrum Half010000
9Ben Moores 26Hooker000000
10Gavin Bennion 16Prop000000
12Josh CrowleySecond Row000000
13Gary Middlehurst Loose Forward000000
15Jovili Taira 20Interchange000000
16Matty Hadden 10Interchange000000
17Lee MitchellSecond Row000000
19Jordan CaseCentre100000
20Anthony Walker 15Prop000000
26Lewis Foster 9Interchange000000
 Total 210010

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
July 2, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Dewsbury Rams281240
Rochdale Hornets01010

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