DONCASTER DONS: Title top priority for Lee Waterman

Flashback: Lee Waterman celebrates equalling Dons' try-scoring record against North Wales 10 days ago.                 PICTURE: andrew roe
Flashback: Lee Waterman celebrates equalling Dons' try-scoring record against North Wales 10 days ago. PICTURE: andrew roe
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LEE Waterman’s first priority in Sunday’s final Championship One game of the season at London Skolars is to help secure Doncaster the win which will give them the first league title in their history.

But the strong-running centre will also be looking to create a bit of history himself by setting a new club try-scoring record.

His brace in the 48-12 win over North Wales Crusaders ten days ago saw him equal Luke Gale’s 32-try tally set in the 2008 season.

“I was delighted to equal the record and I had a couple of chances to break it in the same game but I grabbed at the ball,” said the Hull-based Waterman. “If I do break the record it won’t just be down to me because I’ve had a lot of help from a lot of the other lads. I think Paul Cooke, in particular, has been a big influence.

“Fair enough I have scored the tries. But, as I say, it’s been a team effort.

Waterman has played centre for most of the campaign, but he has deputised for strong-running Mick Butterfield in recent weeks after the full-break broke his hand in last month’s top-of-the-table game against Barrow.

“I played full-back for York at times and it’s a position I enjoy playing,” said Waterman. “But I thought when I moved there when Mick was injured that I might not be able to keep scoring the tries but I’ve tried to join the line whenever possible and to try and get on the end of moves.”

Not surprisingly, the already-promoted club are keen for Waterman to remain.

“We are talking and I hope I’ll still be here next season. I’ve enjoyed this season,” he told The Star.