Dons get back on track with late win

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On-loan second-rower Chris Green scored a late try to earn the Dons a dramatic 34-32 win over fourth-placed Workington Town in yesterday’s Championship One clash at Derwent Park.

Green’s try capped a storming comeback by the South Yorkshire side, who had trailed 32-16 at one stage in the second half.

It was the Dons first win in six league games and their first double of the season.

“It wasn’t our best performance of the season, but it was certainly our best result,” said Dons’ boss Tony Miller.

“We showed a lot of character to come from behind and pick their pockets just as Keighley had done to us in our last game.

“But it doesn’t matter how we did it. The main thing is that we picked up a win, at what is traditionally a tough place to come, and hopefully we can kick on from here.”

Miller had warned in midweek that his side would have to match the physical Town pack in the forward exchanges if they were to be in with a chance of ending a run of defeats which has seen them drop from second in the table to third bottom.

Miller said he was pleased with how the pack had played, but it was the back hree of Dean Colton, standing in for injured Mick Butterfield at full-back, and wingers Stu Sanderson and Gareth Potts, who really caught his eye.

Sanderson and new loan signing Potts, shared four of the Dons’ seven tries.

Miller was particularly impressed with the Wakefield man on his debut. “I was really pleased with Gareth,” he said. “He’s quick and strong and knows the way to the line.”

Potts joined the Dons on an initial month’s contract in midweek, but Miller told The Star: “I think that there is a good chance that we could be keep him here for the rest of the year.”