Miller: Much work to be Don

DONS boss Tony Miller lauded his current side as the best he has managed but has told them they have achieved nothing yet.

Chris Spurr’s second hat trick in the space of a month helped Doncaster to a 26-16 victory at Rochdale Hornets which moved them to fourth in Co-operative Championship One.

And while a sixth straight win this weekend is a distinct possibility given they host the division’s whipping boys Gateshead Thunder on Sunday (3pm), Miller insists there is much work to be done to make this season a success.

He said: “These next couple of months will be defining for us and there are some big games to look forward to.

“We targeted a top four finish before a ball was kicked and we’ll sit down over the next couple of weeks and draw up some more specific targets.”

Centre Spurr scored twice before the break in a nip and tuck first half which gace Doncaster an 18-16 half time lead.

He then completed his second treble of the season - following up his hat trick against Oldham just four weeks ago - with a last minute score to seal another win for Miller’s in-form side.

The victory was the Dons’ fifth straight success and keeps them just one point behind second placed Keighley.

Spurr’s two first half scores were converted by Scott Spaven, who then kicked his third and final conversion when Carl Hughes’ 33rd minute try gave Doncaster something of a cushion.

Rochdale had seized the early initiative with tries from John Cookson and Dale Bloomfield before Spurr and Hughes turned the tables on the hosts.

Craig Ashall went over for the hosts in the dying moments of the first half to reduce the deficit to two points.

But the Dons were in defiant mood after the interval, preventing Rochdale from adding to their score and making sure of victory with late tries from Nev Morrison and man of the moment Spurr.