DONCASTER Knights winged their way to way to a first Championship win of the season at home to fellow strugglers Moseley at Castle Park last night.
Recalled wing Tyson Lewis posted two first half tries to set second-bottom Knights on the road to a much-needed victory in a game of two halves.
The Birmingham side took a fourth-minute lead with a penalty by wing Oliver Thomas, full-back Jason Lennard levelling the scores two minutes later from just outside the Moseley 22.
Knights had showed a willingness to move the ball in the opening exchanges, and took an 8-3 lead on 10 minutes - Lewis touching down in the corner from a long floated pass by fly-half Tom Luke.
But for a high bounce, Lewis would have been in again on 13 minutes.
He wasn’t to be denied, however, and he touched down near enough for Lennard to convert, after making a cross field run and then standing up two defenders to score a superb individual try on the opposite wing.
Lennard just failed to extend Doncaster’s lead with a long-range penalty but he fared better on 20 minutes to give his side an 18-3 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Moseley made a strong start to the second half, Doncaster’s cause not helped by having flanker Adam Kettle sin-binned, but they failed to score the try needed to get back in contention as Doncaster remained rock-solid in the scrum and lineout, and all they had to show for their efforts was a 56th minute Thomas penalty.
Knights were down to 14 men again on 70 minutes and this time Moseley capitalised with a converted 71st minute converted try. They also kicked a late penalty and it remained tense until Lennard’’s stoppage-time penalty.