The Dons will hope for a plum tie from today’s Challenge Cup draw after booking their place in the fourth round with a comfortable win at South Wales Scorpions.
In a welcome break from Championship struggles, the Dons ended a six game losing streak as they proved too strong for their lower league hosts. The prospect of a clash with one of the 14 Super League sides now awaits with the draw taking place at 3.30pm. What could have proved a tricky third round tie was negotiated with ease by Tony Miller’s men.
Shaun Leaf opened the scoring for the Dons when he ran in with Stewart Sanderson converting after 12 minutes. They increased the lead four minutes later with Mike Emmett going over, Sanderson adding the extras.
The Scorpions hit back just before the half hour with David James exploiting a gap and Courtney Davies added the extras.
The Dons were in full command at the break however as they ran in three further tries, all of which were converted by Sanderson.
Dennis Tuffour, Kyle Kesik and Sanderson himself were the men to score. South Wales came out firing in the second half and went close through Parry and Joe Burke.
But they did find another score through Connor Farrer with Davies converting.
The Dons ended the hosts’ rally when Lee Waterman ran in their sixth try. And they sealed the game with tries from Leaf and Brooke Broughton, both converted by Sanderson.
The Scorpions refused to lie down and Connor Farrell broke clear to score under the posts with Davies converting.
Brett Waller re-established the advantage for the Dons under the sticks, Sanderson converting. But the Scorpions had the final say when James ran in to score.