We can beat Dewsbury, says Whitehaven winger Miller

Elliot Miller
Elliot Miller

Whitehaven winger Elliot Miller believes his side can pick up their first win of the season this weekend when he and his team-mates travel to face Dewsbury Rams.

Glenn Morrisons’ Dewsbury side won their opening two fixtures against Swinton Lions and Workington Town but were beaten convincingly by Oldham 38-16 on Sunday.

Haven picked up a win against the Rams the last time they visited Tetley’s Stadium and Miller says the team will be fresh for Sunday’s game.

“We were all gutted not to be playing last weekend,” Miller said. “But the weather can’t be helped and you don’t want to risk picking up any injuries if the surfaces aren’t right.

“All the lads wanted to play but it’s given us extra preparation time for this weekend.

“We were brought in to train on Friday with the game against Featherstone being called off, and we were really put through it.”

Miller has fond memories of Tetley’s Stadium after scoring a last-minute try to help his former side Workington pick up a hard-fought 20-20 draw last season.

The winger hopes that he can go one better with his new club this weekend.

“We’re looking to pick up our first win of the season against Dewsbury,” he continued. “It was great scoring that try the last time I was there and that game was something else.

“Hopefully, I can go one better and pick up a win there on my next visit.”

Despite Haven losing their opening two games of the season, Miller remains upbeat after playing some of the top teams in the league.

“Our first two games have been really tough and were against two really top teams,” he said.

“Halifax and Bradford will definitely be pushing for a Super League place at the end of the year.

“It felt in the Halifax game as though everything went right for them and it’s tough to play against a side like that.

“The conditions at the start of the year have worked against us too because I think we’re a more mobile team, and when the pitches harden up I really think we’ll improve.

“We’ve played some good rugby in patches. but there have just been those moments where we’ve lost our way.

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