Doncaster Dons one game from 100% home record for first time

Confident: Long-serving winger Dean Colton.'                 Picture: Steve ellis

Confident: Long-serving winger Dean Colton.' Picture: Steve ellis

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DONCASTER are just one game away from a club record.

The Dons go into Sunday’s final Championship One home game of the season against North Wales Crusaders with a 100 per cent record at the Keepmoat Stadium.

“That was one of our targets at the start of the season and with respect to North Wales, I can’t see us losing on Sunday,” said long-serving winger Dean Colton.

Were Tony Miller’s men to complete the double over the Wrexham-based Crusaders, they would become the first team in the club’s history to do so.

“We like playing at the Keepmoat because it suits the way we play,” Colton told The Star. “We probably get spoilt playing there because it’s such a great pitch - especially compared with most grounds in our league.

“But it also inspires the teams coming here and a lot of them raise their game.

“Even so, we’ve rarely been tested and the only team to run us close was leaders Barrow, who we beat 28-24 last month.”

Although Colton is confident the Dons, who beat Clive Griffiths’ side 41-28 at the Racecourse Ground in May, can complete the double and keep their outside title hopes alive, he says they will not be treating the Welsh side lightly.

“They caused us a few problems over there,” he said. “They played with a lot of enthusiasm and they had some big forwards and a couple of big wingers.

“But if we play like we have been doing then that should be good enough.”

The game is the club’s first home match since their promotion was secured and Colton says that there could be a party atmosphere at the Keepmoat.

“It would be nice to see our biggest crowd of the season and if the supporters do turn out in numbers it would be nice to reward them by putting on a really good show,” he said.