As you may have noticed, long time supporter and accomplished writer Chris Osbaldeston (Ossy) has taken to writing a weekly match report. The great thing about Chris writing a match report is that he can convey within it emotion from a supporters point of view which is likely to connect with that of other supporters.
Rather than start a new topic each week, Chris's match reports will be posted in this thread. They are always a good read and so enjoy some literary brilliance from someone that has watched the Rams for over 50 years.
DEWSBURY RAMS 76 WEST HULL ARLFC 10.
We were fifteen minutes or so into this game before I really began to relax. Makali had just sidestepped his way over for his second try to add to those already scored by Dale Morton and Tommy Gallagher; and Tom Hemingway was busy slotting over the conversions despite the wind. Then the West Hull outfit hit back with a well worked try on The South Stand side from winger Kristian Barker that started me wondering again!
The game didn’t really change a lot. The next try was a long range beauty from Aaron Brown, and even when The Rams fumbled a high kick leading to a second try for Louis Crowther, converted by Ian Kerman things didn’t change too much.
Right away Rams came back with a try from Joel Farrell picking up at acting half and going over by the posts. Hemingway added the extras, extending the lead to 32-10 when the half time hooter sounded.
The second half was always likely to be difficult for the amateurs and so it proved. Though they battled bravely it was Dewsbury who applied the pressure, and a hat trick of tries in ten minutes from Shaun Robinson was matched when Joel Farrell added a further two tries to his first half score. With Louis Sherriff, Shane Grady and new signing Ewan Dowes going over for further tries, and Tom Hemingway adding six conversions The Rams romped home 76 – 10.
To be honest I thought the attendance of 433 was a disappointing one. The visitors might have been overwhelmed in the end, but they never gave up, and fully deserved the noisy reception they got from both The South and The Main Stands as they left the pitch.
Teams :- Dewsbury Rams – Louis Sheriff; Dale Morton; Joel Farrell; Shane Grady; Tom Hemmingway; Ryan Wright; Kieran Hyde; Tommy Gallagher; Lucas Walshaw; Makali Aizue; Jordan Grayston; Shaun Robinson; Aaron Brown. Subs :- Stephen Nash; Ewan Dowes; Greg Scott; Matthew Haggerty.
West Hull :- Joshua Hart; Ian Kerman; Christian Barker; Lewis Brown; Sam Radford; Ashley Rout; Ryan Langton; Bryon Newby; Dean Thompson; Paul Shaw; Thomas Radley; Callum Windley; James Garmston. Subs :- Aaron Hickinbotham; Kial Arnett; Louis Crowther; Scott Howlett.
Referee :- A. Gill.