DONCASTER Rugby League Club boss Tony Miller says the Keepmoat Stadium club will not give up on their Championship One title dream until it is mathematically impossible for them to be crowned champions.
The second-placed club lost ground on leaders Barrow, who posted a big win over Oldham at Craven Park on Sunday, when losing 25-18 at fourth -placed Whitehaven.
The club had travelled up on Saturday afternoon to give them the best chance of avoiding a third defeat up in Cumbria this season, in what was a must-win game at the Recreation Ground.
“Although we picked up a losing bonus point, which we didn’t do at Barrow or Workington, I still don’t think it is enough,” said Miller.
“If I am being honest, I think it is all over now. Barrow are four points clear of us with three games to go and I can’t see them losing two of them. They might lose at Workington on Sunday but I can’t see them losing either of their other two games.”
Town, who have a game in hand over the top two, can also overhaul the Dons - just two points ahead - in the run-in.
“We’ve got a tricky game at Oldham on Sunday after which the situation at the top should become clearer,” said Miller. “But whatever happens we’ll keep going because I want us to take some momentum into the play-offs.”