Doncaster Knights coach ‘gutted’ at third defeat on trot

Doncaster Knights'  Colin Quigley, Michael Hills (captain) and Latu Makaafi.  Picture: Marie Caley
Doncaster Knights' Colin Quigley, Michael Hills (captain) and Latu Makaafi. Picture: Marie Caley
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Doncaster Knights crashed to a third successive Championship defeat, going down 28-13 against lowly Moseley at Castle Park.

“I’m gutted,” said head coach Glen Kenworthy after seeing Knights finish empty-handed despite leading 13-12 at the break.

“It’s the worst we’ve played at home for several years and we’ll need to play a lot better against London Scottish on Saturday,” said the veteran second-rower.

“It’s particularly disappointing to play like we did today after playing so well at Bristol in our previous game.

“Credit to Moseley they played well. They have got some old heads in their side and they like to play a scrappy game.

“The conditions weren’t great but I’m not using that as an excuse.

“We got off to a good start and led 13-6 at one stage in the first half and we should have had more points on the board. We had other chances but we didn’t take them.”

Knights piled on the pressure at the end of the first quarter but Moseley weathered the onslaught.

Added Kenworthy: “We spoke at half-time about some things we needed to do better in the second hand but we made too many mistakes and struggled to get out of our half. We didn’t play well as a team and it was always going to take a piece of individual brilliance to get us back in the game at 22-13 but it never materialised.”