Prop Tom Davies helped Doncaster Knights claim only their third home win in the Championship on his last appearance at Castle Park.
The former Doncaster junior, received a rousing ovation from home fans after being substituted in the closing stages of the club’s 25-19 victory over Bedford Biues.
“It may have not been our best performance but to get a win was really important,” said Davies.
“Tom has given the club excellent service over many years and he’ll be missed,” said Knights’ boss Clive Griffiths.
Reflecting on the game the Welshman said: “We set off well and we were on fire and it looked like we could post before the long stoppage after one of their players was injured.
“After that we contrived to make it difficult for ourselves, though to be fair to them they showed massive character after losing two forwards early on and they defended really well.
“As I say, we could have made life easier for ourselves by taking our chances. We didn’t but we hung in there and played for the 80 minutes as we’ve done all season.
“That’s my philosophy, and always will be, because you get out of games what you put into them.”
“Overall we’ve now won more games than we have lost in all competitions which is pleasing. It’s just a pity that more of them weren’t in the league at home.
“Our attention now turns towards Saturday’s final game at Plymouth and we’ll have a low key build-up this week because there is no point in working the players hard at this stage.
“There will be changes and I will be rotating the squad, but it will be a team which I feel will be good enough to win us the game.”