So far, so good for Dons

BREAKING THROUGH: Kieran Hyde wards off attention from the South Wales defence to score. Picture: Andrew Roe.
BREAKING THROUGH: Kieran Hyde wards off attention from the South Wales defence to score. Picture: Andrew Roe.

TONY Miller has given the thumbs up to the Dons’ progress so far but has warned against complacency.

The Dons ran out 46-12 winners over a South Wales Scorpions outfit Miller believes will be a promotion rival.

And Miller has urged his side to maintain their efforts when London Skolars visit the Keepmoat on Good Friday (3pm).

Miller said: “You’ve got to be pleased with the start we’ve made.

“Our target was to win every home game and pick up as many wins and losing bonus points away.

“We’ve scored 46 and 48 in the first two home games so you’ve got to be happy.

“You’ve just got to remember there are a lot of good teams in our division.

“But if you concentrate on your own game you’ll not go far wrong.

Tom Hodson scored a hat trick of tries against the Scorpions alongside efforts from Craig Robinson, Jack Ely, Liam Cunningham, Kyle Bibb, Lee Waterman and Kieran Hyde.

Miller has put the newly found attacking prowess down to having the right personnel.

He said: “We’re looking a lot better with the ball this year and we’re a lot fitter.

“We’ve got more attacking-minded players this year.

“We’ve targeted playing a bit more expansively and it’s working, especially on our pitch where it’s fast and wide.

“As the ground gets firmer I think it’ll suit us even more because we’ve got some real pace.”

Miller is pleased with the squad he has assembled and the strength in depth now at his disposal.

He said: “I left Craig Fawcett out and he was unlucky because he did well against Sharlston.

“He’s still a big part of this team but we’ve got three really good half backs at this club now and one of them is going to have to miss out each week.

“It’s good to have the depth, I brought off Paul Cooke early to make sure he got through it alright.

“We’ve added Russ Spiers and he’s a great player to have.

“He’s a very good defender and for him to play as long as he did after not playing for two months shows how fit he is.”

* Dons’ Challenge Cup trip to Bradford Bulls has been confirmed for Sunday, April 15, at 3pm.

A limited number of tickets will be on sale from box 10 on Friday priced £15 for adults, £10 OAP/student concessions, £5 juniors.