Super Dons book quarter-final spot

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DONCASTER winged their way to a 34-16 National One Promotion Play-off win over Whitehaven at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Dons boss Tony Miller was delighted with the club’s six-try victory over the fancied Cumbrians: “I was expecting a tough game and I didn’t think that there would be more than 10 points in it either way at the end,” he said.

“They are a tough side and they probably didn’t expect us to do what we did to them. We went 18-0 up and it could have been 24 if Dom Dee hadn’t dropped the ball over the line. They made it 18-6 but then we scored again to take a little bit of the pressure off.

“I thought that they would have had a bit of a rocket at half-time and they might come at us for 10 minutes, which they did, but we weathered the storm and probably looked comfortable apart from the last 10 minutes.

“I thought we played really well. We looked good defensively and it was also one of the best we’ve looked with the ball. We scored a lot of really good tries and we were good across the park. All 17 players played well.

“There were some outstanding performances. Grant Edwards had his best game for us. Both half-backs played well, and Kyle Kesik caused them a lot of problems.

“Butts (Mick Butterfield) again put us on the front foot, the forwards laid the platform and the wingers scored the tries.”