Dons embark on Keighley revenge mission

Dons RLFC squad 2010: Tony Miller. Picture: Liz Mockler D5737LM
Dons RLFC squad 2010: Tony Miller. Picture: Liz Mockler D5737LM
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DONCASTER boss Tony Miller will be looking for his players to right a wrong in tomorrow’s crucial top-of-the-table Championship One clash against Keighley at Cougar Park.

“I was gutted when we lost (24-20) against them at home in May because I thought that we were the better team and should have won it,” he told The Star.

“But we just switched off near the end and their player-coach Jason Demetriou proved their match-winner. He didn’t do a great deal in the game, but he made and scored a try.”

The Dons climbed three points clear of Keighley, who have a game in hand and a superior points difference, last weekend after they beat South Wales in Neath and the West Yorkshire side lost heavily at Oldham.

“I don’t know whether it is the pitch, which isn’t the best, but Oldham is a tough place to go as we found out earlier in the season,” said Miller. “Keighley will be desperate for a win and although they have lost their way a bit on their travels of late, they beat leaders Swinton at home in their last home game.

“They have a good home record and they are never easy to beat there. I don’t know if I ever won there as a player.

“The pitch has been like a quagmire at times when we’ve played them in the past and hopefully the dry weather forecast will suit us because we’ve got a lot of pace in the side.

“But then so have Keighley, who also have a big pack. It should be an exciting game for the spectators and it’s one that I’m looking forward to.”

“It’s a massive game for both sides and the outcome will go a long way towards deciding the top four.

“If we can get a result it would give us a real opportunity to hold on to second spot with two of our remaining three games at home.”

Stand-off Craig Fawcett is set to return to the squad after being sidelined for a month with a knee injury.