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Scott Spaven's boot helped the Dons to victory against Gateshead.  Picture: Kingsley Scott.
Scott Spaven's boot helped the Dons to victory against Gateshead. Picture: Kingsley Scott.

PROMOTION chasing Doncaster maintained their brilliant momentum with a sixth successive win ahead of their massive clash at Championship One leaders Swinton Lions tomorrow night.

Tony Miller’s in-form side eased past rock-bottom Gateshead Thunder at the Keepmoat to move third in the standings.

And confidence is high in the Dons camp they will be able to hold their own in a string of tough fixtures which begins with the visit to The Willows tomorrow evening.

After travelling to South Wales next weekend, the Dons visit second-placed Keighley Cougars followed by home ties against the two other sides making up the top five, Whitehaven and Workington.

Kyle Kesik and Chris Spurr both scored two tries apiece as Doncaster moved comfortably through the gears to record victory over battling Gateshead.

After an even start it was Spurr who came closest to breaking deadlock on 18 minutes but Dons’ centre just failed to ground the ball after a quick break from playmaker Scott Spaven.

Just seconds later, however, Grant Edwards did successfully reach for the line and Spaven converted - and the hosts did not look back.

Matt Carbutt’s neat hand-off allowed Spurr to jink his way through for try number two on the half hour and Kesik latched onto Spaven’s kick for a third touch down just minutes later.

Rock-bottom Gateshead rarely threatened but they did not allow the Dons to run riot at the other end.

But second half tries from Carl Hughes, Kesik and Spurr sealed a resounding win for Miller and co who sit just three points off top spot.