Workington Town v Dewsbury Rams Match Preview

Workington are currently six points adrift of their Cumbrian Rivals Whitehaven at the bottom of the table in the Kingstone Press Championship and are currently haven’t won any of their last seven games since winning at Sheffield back in May. Town have only won one game at home and that was back in March as they defeated Oldham. The Rams are also on a poor run of form after one win in the last six games and had a heavy defeat last weekend.

Town travelled to West Yorkshire to take on Featherstone and conceded forty four points in an hour to fall to another defeat and almost confirm their place at the bottom of the table as the regular season comes to an end in a few weeks. Rovers had eight different try scorers as they routed Workington. Town scored three tries in nine minutes towards the end of the game but there were nothing more than consolation and maybe somewhat of a confidence builder. It has been a poor week for Town heading into the fixture as local press were reporting that some of their players had been asked to a pay cut to ease some financial pressure on the club, not what the squads needs as they fight for survival.

Dewsbury welcomed Andrew Henderson’s London Broncos to the Tetley’s Stadium and put up a poor show against the Broncos as they ran in six tries and thirty four points in a comfortable victory which just about secured second place in the table and four home games in the qualifers. Josh Guzdek scored the Rams only try with twelve minutes left on the clock. The game saw a home debut for mid-season signing Mitch Stringer and a second debut to Bobbie Goulding who returned to the club after a spell in Australia.

These sides met back in round two where the Rams defeated Town 38-16. Town were leading by a narrow two point margin but Dewsbury scored thirty points in the second half to secure a comfortable victory.


Workington’s 19 man squad – J.Murphy, Hulme, Mossop, Forber, Doran, Mattinson, Shackley, B.Phillips, C.Phillips, Olstrum, Szostak, Walker, Verlinden, Scholey, Gordon, Ritson, Gee, Patrick, Sammut.

Dewsbury’s 19 man squad – L.Adamson, Brown, Crookes, Farrell, Glover, Grady, Groat, Guzdek, Hemmingway, Hepworth, Kain, Morton, Speakman, Stringer, Sykes, Tonks, Trout, Walshaw, Uaisele.

Prediction – Rams by 8. Dewsbury may not have played their best rugby over the last few weeks but have already won once in Cumbria this season and you feel they will have too much for Workington once again.

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