Doncaster Toll Bar book Yorkshire Cup semi-final spot

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Doncaster Toll Bar booked their place in the semi-finals of the BARLA Yorkshire Cup following their superb 40-16 win over fancied Reckitts.

The Pennine League Premier Division leaders got off to a flying start with Gaz Carey ghosting past the home full-back to score under the posts.

Carey then finished some impressive play down the right to score a second try.

Joe Barron again added the extras to make it 12-0.

The Hull League Premier Division leaders hit back with a converted try but Toll Bar quickly regained the initiative and Carey completed his hat trick when scoring in the corner from a pin-point kick to make it 18-6.

Once again the home side hit back to close the gap to 18-12 only for Alex Palmer to secure his side a 22-12 interval lead after leaving defender after defender on the floor before carrying three men over the line.

The second half could not have started better for Toll Bar as they forced an error on the first tackle and then reacted quickly to send Jordan King crashing over. Palmer extended Toll Bar’s lead after running on to a great short ball.

At 32-12 the game looked over, but Reckitts still entertained outside hopes after grabbing a third try. King and Scott Smith put the result beyond doubt with further tries.

“It was a really pleasing result and we dominated the match from start to finish,” said coach Ian Tattersall.

”But credit to Reckitts they played well and gave it their all for 80 minutes.

“I thought our forwards really dominated and gave the backs a real platform to play and considering the conditions we played some unreal rugby at times.

“With some key players missing this was a real chance for other lads to step up and show their worth and they did that so well.

“There were some great individual displays. I thought Alex Palmer was a real leader and both centres King and Carey were clinical on the edges.”

The club are away to Castleford-based Pennine League Premier Division rivals Fryston in the semi-finals.

The club’s second string retained top spot in Division Four East with a 56-4 win against Swillington.

Man-of-the-match Curtis Garrity crossed for five tries other scorers where Nathan Brown 2, Adam Jones 2, Dave Cowell and Mick Rogerson.

Dom Riley kicked five goals for Toll Bar who have conceded just four tries in six league games.