Dewsbury head coach Lee Greenwood was left feeling proud of his Rams side as they fell to defeat against York.
The Knights impressed on their way to a 20-30 victory, and although a disappointing loss for the Rams, the way the match panned out showed Greenwood enough of what his side can conjure up this season.
Speaking after the game, he said: “I thought York were a tad lucky to come in at 14-14 at half time. I thought we should have come into the break leading.
“There were a few errors by us and a few things didn’t go our way. That led it to being even going into the break.
“If I’m being totally honest we’ve just matched up against a side full of Super League and former NRL players. We not only held them off but gave them a huge test.
“Every team makes errors but it’s about how you deal with it when you make those errors. We just need to be a bit stronger in those moments.
“We’ll look at those errors in the week but I really do think if a few thing would have gone our way that, that scoreline could have been turned on its head.
“I’m taking huge positives from that, how can you not? We’ve just gone toe to toe with a team that wanted to be promoted to Super League who have spent loads of money. I’m very proud of the lads and now we go into next week against Halifax with real optimism.”
The Knights are one of the bookies favourites to be promoted this season according to allstar-bets.com/betonline, and even at this early stage of the season, you can see why.