DONCASTER’S six match winning sequence in Championship One, which has propelled them into third place, came to an abrupt end at The Willows last night.
The Dons produced a magnificent rally after trailing 28-12 at one stage, only to miss out on a 30-30 draw when Scott Spaven failed to convert a late try by Nev Morrison.
“I think we could have won it at the end but a draw probably would have been a fair result,” said Dons boss Tony Miller after the 30-28 defeat.
“I am proud of the lads; we have shown a lot of character to comeback so well against a very good Swinton side who are back at full strength.
“We knew that they would cause problems with the ball because they have got a lot of strike players but I think we also did well with the ball.
“The try just before half-time, which made it 22-12 was a bit of a killer. I’d have been happy to have come in at 16-12.”
Miller admitted that the defeat had probably ended their hopes of finishing first, and he said their focus would now be on finishing in the top three.