Dewsbury 40 Hunslet 4: Morton hat-trick helps Rams crush Hunslet

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Dewsbury Rams scored 40 unanswered points to record their biggest win of the season over Hunslet Hawks at the Tetley’s Stadium.

Despite the win, the Rams suffered a nightmare start with Brett Seymour kicking out on the full from kick-off.

The Hawks took advantage through Charlie Martin who went in out wide but that would be the final time the Hawks would trouble the scoreboard.

Luke Adamson muscled his way over and Brett Seymour added the extras, before Dale Morton pounced on a loose ball to touch down, making it 10-4.

Anthony Thackeray finally cut the game loose on 54 minutes, following up a break from Aaron Brown to race in after a fine pass from Seymour.

The Australian planted over the two points and the Rams were in again shortly after, Morton scoring arguably the try of the game on the hour mark.

The former Wakefield winger collected a kick before storming through the centre of the Hawks defence and, following a sublime dummy, he rounded Jimmy Watson on his way to the line from 50 metres out, despite the late attentions of Luke Briscoe.

The points were all-but sealed as Seymour made it 22-4 with 20 minutes to play, but the Rams continued to play on the front foot, Toby Adamson barging his way in just two minutes after Morton’s score.

Seymour and Morton – to seal his hat-trick – added further tries.

Dewsbury: Fieldhouse, Morton, Pryce, Beckett, Grant, Seymour, Thackeray, Hepworth, Wildie, Jackson, Spicer, Hale, L. Adamson. Substitutes: Brown, T Adamson, Crookes, Aizue.

Hunslet: Watson, Duckworth, Briscoe, Maun, Barnett, Kain, Brown, Yates, Flanagan, Haley, Martin, Casey, Mackay. Substitutes: Mvududu, Ansell, Mulhern, Lyons.

Referee: A Sweet (RFL).