Rugby League: Super Dons close in on the leaders

Five tries for No 5: Dons' Tom Hudson  is congratulated by teammates after a scoring one of his five tries.'          Picture: Steve taylor.
Five tries for No 5: Dons' Tom Hudson is congratulated by teammates after a scoring one of his five tries.' Picture: Steve taylor.
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COACH Tony Miller hailed yesterday’s crushing 58-16 victory over London Skolars as the “best performance for a long time” as the Dons maintained their reputation as the entertainers in the division.

The win moved them just one point behind leaders Workington in Championship 1 and their attractive attacking style has seen them average 40 points a game.

Exciting young winger Tom Hodson scored five touchdowns, and powerful centre Lee Waterman notched a hat trick in the 11-try romp.

Miller said: “Those two are a real potent threat on the left hand side but there were no weak links today and I was proud of all the players.

“London ran Workington close last week but we worked on a game plan against them and it paid off.

“We are playing some entertaining stuff and there was one pass from Paul Cooke in the first half that was world class and resulted in a try.”

He added: “It’s gone well so far but we need to keep our feet on the ground. But I’m quietly confident we can do something this season.”

Centre Liam Cunningham was taken to hospital with a suspected broken foot and Mike Emmett and Craig Lawton suffered knee injuries which could make them doubtful for next Sunday’s visit to Bradford Bulls in the Challenge Cup.