DONCASTER DONS: Mike Emmett boost as Dons bid to extend home run

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DONCASTER loose-forward Mike Emmett grabbed his first touchdown of the club’s Championship One campaign in Sunday’s win 78-6 win over lowly Gateshead at the Keepmoat Stadium.

But with the Dons running in 14 tries in their biggest ever win at the Keepmoat Stadium, Emmett admits it wasn’t a crucial score. Even so he says he will have an extra spring in his step in Sunday’s game against South Wales. “Not only did I score a try but it was the club’s biggest win in eight years and one of the biggest in their history,” he told The Star.

“I’m not sure anyone expected us to win by that margin, but we’ve been playing well at home all season. It is a nice wide pitch at the Keepmoat and it suits the way we like to play. There is also a really good team spirit at the club and a lot of competition for places - especially in the forwards and you’ve got to play well to keep your place in the team.

“We are still unbeaten at home in the league and the aim is to go through the season with a 100 per cent record.

“I also think that we’ve been playing well away as well and our only two defeats have been up in Cumbria, where it is always tough to win, against the two teams currently above us.

“I’m sure that they’ll find in equally tough when they both come down here next month in two games which will go a long way towards deciding who’ll be league champions.

“But all we are concentrating on at the moment is Sunday’s game. They lost at home to London Skolars on Sunday so they’ll be fired up and wanting to get back on track.

“We beat them 46-12 at home earlier in the season and it is a game we should be looking to win, but we aren’t taking them for granted. That is why we are travelling down there on Saturday and stopping overnight (for the first time this season) to make sure that we are fresh on the day.”