Green for go thanks to Chris’s late score

Happy at Dons: Chris Green
Happy at Dons: Chris Green
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IT was Green for go for the Dons up in Cumbria at the weekend as they claimed their first win in six league games.

A last-minute try by dual-registered Hull FC second-rower Chris Green secured Tony Miller’s men a thrilling 34-32 Championship One win over fourth-placed Workington Town at Derwent Park on Sunday.

It was the 6ft 5in tall Hull FC forward’s first game for the Dons for several weeks after being recalled by his parent club, and Dons’ boss Miller is hoping to see more of the 21 year-old prospect in the second half of the campaign.

Green was spotted playing for crack Humberside amateurs Skirlaugh and joined the Super League side on a part-time contract last season.

He was offered a two-year full-time contract following a series of impressive displays in the club’s Under-20s side.

Green, who has continued to play in the Hull Under-20s side whenever they are short, was allowed to join the Dons, along with young centre Nev Morrison, on a season-long deal in order to help his development.

“All the players and the coaching staff have been very welcoming and it’s been a good move for me,” said Green.

“The Keepmoat is smart little stadium and I enjoy playing there.

“Championship One is a bit more physical than the Under-20s and it’s a good standard.

“It has not been a problem switching between both teams and to be honest I am enjoying playing both.

“The travelling is not a problem as there are quite a few Hull lads in the Doncaster squad.

Having helped check the Dons’ slide down the table, Green is hoping that they can build up some momentum and continue to climb back towards the top four.

“We’ve played every team except Gateshead so we know what to expect in the second half of the season,” he said.

“When I was here earlier in the season we picked up some good result and were playing well and hopefully we can get back to that.

“We suffered a bad defeat at Oldham, in a game that I didn’t play in, during our recent run of defeats, and the lads are looking forward to trying to put the record straight in Sunday’s return. But we want to try and win every game.”

See Carl Hall’s Dons column on Wednesday.