The long road to glory

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WITH Doncaster Knights being without a game, I decided to spend the past weekend up in the Dales with a couple of very old and close friends.

We had a great Friday night, with copious amounts of wine, and agreed to go and watch Wharfedale v Coventry the following afternoon.

Unfortunately, around mid-morning on Saturday a bug struck (no, it wasn’t the alcohol) and I was bed bound for 24 hours.

So this week has been spent building up my strength for Friday’s excursion to Penzance to support the Knights against Cornish Pirates in the first of our Championship play-off games.

For some reason our numbers have dropped dramatically over the past couple of years, going down from around 20 to only eight this weekend.

However, it’s a good cross section of aged, alcoholic trendies that are going so we should have our usual good time.

I am taking my 100 year old Uncle Jack with me and he absolutely loves it down there. Everyone makes a big fuss of him.

He joins in all the rounds, missing only the odd drink, and, only recently, only having to move to halves instead of pints.

We really are coming to the business end of the season and the Knights have two vital home play off games coming up.

A week on Saturday we are playing against local rivals Rotherham Titans and then the Saturday after against Bedford, who came second in the first part of the Championship season.

These are two massive matches for the Knights and the support of as many Doncaster folk as possible would be greatly appreciated. Why not come down and enjoy the wonderful family atmosphere at Castle Park?