Double defeat for Doncaster Hockey Club

MARCUS Booth marked his Doncaster debut with a goal but a young Town Field side lost 2-1 at Durham University on the opening weekend of the English Hockey League.

New coach Richard Thomas saw his team give a good account of themselves but they succumbed to a soft goal when some sloppy defending allowed Durham to net a winner from close range.

Doncaster host rivals Sheffield Hallam on Sunday (2pm).

Doncaster’s ladies, meanwhile, lost 2-1 at home to Liverpool Sefton in their opening match.