Young Rams overcome Cougars

Issue 619

AN INEXPERIENCED Dewsbury line-up came back from a narrow half time deficit to record a deserved 20-12 victory at Keighley.

Despite being the better team, the Rams trailed 6-4 at the break after Ben Stead converted Sean Hesketh’s try just before the hooter sounded.

But three second half scores from Greg Scott, Shaun Robinson and Jason Maranka saw the youthful visitors comfortably home, before Josh Lynam went over for a late consolation.

The Rams started the game brightly and made their pressure count early on after Jordan Grayston burst through a gap in the defensive line for a close range four-pointer.

Even though the visitors continued to pose the stronger threat, Keighley managed to take the lead after close-season signing Paul Handforth played in Hesketh. Stead converted to put them two points up going into the sheds.

Cougars then nearly extended their lead after the break, but captain James Feather was held up over the line.

Dewsbury managed to retake the lead 10 minutes after the restart as Matthew Haggarty played in Scott.

And, just three minutes later, Robinson crossed after ghosting past his former teammate James Craven in the left corner for the try.

Second-rower Maranka then added a fourth before Lynam’s intercept score late on saw Keighley claw back some pride.

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