Doncaster RLFC go on the attack

Fran Welsh breaks the Gateshead defensive line on his way to having a try disallowed.

Fran Welsh breaks the Gateshead defensive line on his way to having a try disallowed.

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THE Dons will turn on the style offensive at Rochdale Hornets this weekend in a bid to win back-to-back away games, writes Paul Goodwin.

Free-scoring Doncaster became the first Championship One side to break the 200-point barrier following their 40-22 win at Gateshead Thunder on Sunday.

And Miller told the Free Press he will continue to champion an expansive approach - both at home and away from the Keepmoat Stadium.

Miller said: “This season we’ve got the players to play in a more attacking style and it’s something we’ve tried to encourage more and more.

“It has been evident in the points we’ve scored - and we’re not going to change our philosophy.

“I’d still like us to tighten up a bit defensively but I want us to be hard for other teams to defend against.

“I want us to be positive and cause teams problems with the ball.

“It was a confidence booster winning away at Gateshead,” he added.

“We’ve been good at home where we’ve got a big wide pitch to play on but I want us to play the same way whatever the conditiions are.

“Rochdale is a tough test this weekend but it’s a case of carrying on from where we left off against Gateshead.”

The prolific Tom Hodson and full back Mick Butterfield both scored twice as the Dons recorded their fourth league victory out of five at Gateshead.

Craig Fawcett, Chris Spurr and Kyle Kesik also got on the trysheet.

Victory moved Doncaster up to third in the early Championship One standings, just one point shy of joint leaders Workington and Barrow.

Miller has no new injury worries ahead of Sunday’s trip to Spotland.