Dewsbury blast past amateurs

ALTHOUGH it was against amateurs Myton, this confidence-boosting 56-6 cup win could not have come at a better time.

Smarting from four straight Championship defeats and low on numbers, a 10-try

hammering was exactly what the doctor ordered for Glenn Morrison’s Rams. And this could well act as a turning point.

Bullish opponents Myton, from the National Conference League’s top flight, provided stiff opposition during the opening quarter.

But Dewsbury refused to halt their attack. Having broken the deadlock, the hosts marched into an unanswered 24-point interval lead.

And other than a late consolation score, the Hull-based visitors offered little after the break.

After five minutes Kiwi centre Brad Watkinson helped break the deadlock as he fed outside man Jamaine Akaidere, who brushed aside opposing winger Lee James to touch down.

Bobbie Goulding added the extras and was on kicking duty again, shortly after, as Dewsbury doubled their advantage.

Making his first competitive appearance of the campaign, stand-off Jonathan Schofield dummied his way across the whitewash.

And the former York City Knight was joined on the home scoresheet prior to the interval by Goulding and skipper Austin Buchanan.

The second period started much like the first, Akaidere climbing highest to collect a Goulding kick to complete an impressive two-try haul.

However, 15 minutes passed before the Rams scored again as the visiting Warriors held firm with the hour mark approaching, interchange Jy-mel Coleman eventually crossing.

Further misery was poured on Myton by way of two tries in the space of four minutes courtesy of loose

forward Josh Tonks and full-back James Craven.

Callan Beckett got in on the act five minutes from time, Buchanan finalising the Rams’ rout following a grubber kick by Goulding, who landed a total of eight conversions.

Boss Morrison’s only possible gripe came during the dying seconds.

Warriors forward John Hobman collected an offload, edged beyond a pair of would-be Rams tacklers and strolled over the line to prevent a whitewash at the Tetley’s Stadium.

But Hobman’s effort, improved by Ash James, did little to spoil the win which sees Dewsbury comfortably into round four.

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