Dons delight as losing run is ended

Chris Green scored a last minute try to hand the Dons their first win in seven.
Chris Green scored a last minute try to hand the Dons their first win in seven.

DONCASTER boss Tony Miller spoke of his delight after his side ended their six-game losing streak in dramatic fashion at Workington Town.

Chris Green’s last minute try capped a sensational comeback at Workington where the Dons overturned a 32-16 deficit to win 34-32.

Miller said: “It was a really important result for us. “We’d spoken during the week about it being a must-win game and thankfully we went there and got a result.

“We played well in patches but at half–time we should have been out of sight.

“Instead we were 18-16 down but wasted a lot of clear cut opportunities to score.

“Credit to the boys because they kept on going and got in front right at the end – but we’re not making it easy for ourselves.

Debutant winger Gareth Potts, signed on a month’s loan from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, had earlier scored a brace of tries during an even first–half.

Stewart Sanderson also touched down for the Dons as the lead changed hands several times with Town 18-16 ahead at the break thanks to scores from Scott Kaighan, Jack Pedley and Jarrad Stack.

Stack and Kaighan each went over again shortly after the restart, while Darren Holt took his goal tally to six, as Workington took control and claimed a 16-point advantage.

But the Dons’ never-say-die attitude came to the fore again.

Jack Ely touched down with 15 minutes remaining and then Sanderson went over four minutes later to give Miller’s men a lifeline - before Green won it for the Dons with his spectacular late show which included a 73rd minute try converted by Aaron Dobek and his other touch down at the death.

The Dons meet Oldham Roughyeds at the Keepmoat on Sunday (3pm) determined to make up for their poor performance against them earlier in the season.

Miller said: “The only time the lads have let themselves down this season was the second half performance at Oldham. “This weekend is the chance to put that right.”