Doncaster Knights: Dougie’s doubters were silenced at Jersey, says Griffiths

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Clive Griffiths insists that any critics kicker Dougie Flockhart might have had were silenced following Doncaster’s victory over Jersey.

The Knights clinched a vital comeback win on Saturday against a battling Islanders outfit who brought an intimidating atmosphere with them and a towering forward pack during Saturday’s Championship encounter in Jersey.

The match saw winger Flockhart fire six penalties as he helped the visitors to a 23-17 success on the island.

And Griffiths says that’s exactly how his Scottish kicker is best to answer any critics he may have had following their opening triumph against Plymouth Albion where Flockhart missed a couple of efforts.

“His penalties were fantastic,” said the Welshman.

“I’ve been hearing he’s had a small amount of doubters on Twitter after Plymouth so he’s silenced them with that performance on Saturday.”

Matt Challinor marked Doncaster’s only try of the game alongside Flockhart’s pinpoint deliveries as the pair helped the Knights record back-to-back victories in the Championship.

Griffiths was pleased with what he saw at Jersey but admitted that they should have finished off more chances.

“We created a lot of chances for ourselves but we just couldn’t put them away,” he said.

“If we’d have put those chances away, it would’ve been a big score but credit to Jersey - they were a strong team who were not to be taken lightly.

“They scrambled back and made a real game of it.”