Doncaster Knights: If we conquer territory we will be ok, insists Cooke

The Knights battled through the mud to beat Worthing last weekend.
The Knights battled through the mud to beat Worthing last weekend.
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Coach Paul Cooke believes taking control of territory will be key to the Knights’ fortunes against Cinderford this afternoon.

The Knights are looking to maintain their 100 per cent home record at Castle Park against a Gloucestershire outfit who have won just once on the road all term.

Despite Cinderford’s struggles, backs coach Cooke expects them to cause the Knights a few headaches.

“Cinderford are a hit and miss side but they can cause plenty of problems,” Cooke said.

“They gave Coventry a great game and led the try count 5-4 but lost.

“All five of those tries came from within the 22 and we’d already marked them out as a threat with the catch and drive.

“Territory is going to be a big factor in this game.

“If we can keep them at distance then I think we’ll be ok and should have the quality to deal with them.

“The home form has been really pleasing because the lads just keep getting the job done.”

The Knights will be looking for a comfortable victory to set them up for the tough trip to fellow promotion chasers Fylde next weekend.