We have to bounce back after shock home defeat

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WE MISSED a great opportunity in our home match against Workington Town at the weekend to put ourselves in a very strong position to finish second in Championship One.

Had we finished second, which we now can’t do following our 37-6 defeat against the Cumbrians - who are now favourites to do so - we would have had a home draw in the first round of next month’s play-offs and gone straight into the final had we won the game.

Had we lost we would have remained in the play-offs and we would also have been at home in the semi-final, so you can see how important Sunday’s result was.

I can’t put my finger on the lads’ performance on Sunday, but we got totally dominated in every facet of the game.

We looked a totally different team from the week before when we beat a very good Whitehaven side at home 20-18.

I was absolutely gutted after the game for the supporters and for the players and coaching staff who have worked really hard all year for something like that to happen.

It was a great shock to us all. However, we’ve just got to pick ourselves up and go again at Gateshead on Sunday week in our last league game and get a good result there to give us some sort of confidence going into the play-offs.

I am in the process of speaking to Doncaster companies regarding coming on board for next year. We have had a really good couple of years and have steadied the ship here at the Dons regarding finances.

But I feel if we are to progress to the next level and compete once there, then we need more investment coming into the club.

If anyone knows of any company (or individual) who may be interested in coming on the journey with us, please feel free to get in touch with me at the Keepmoat Stadium.