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04 July 2022

IAN RIGG Heywood Road, Sunday

Doncaster continued their fine form with a great second half performance to stun the high-flying Lions and take home the deserved points. The Lions opened the scoring in the fourth minute when Jack Hansen and Jayden Hatton combined down the right to Richard Lepori over on the right and Dan Abram added the conversion and Watson Boas almost hit back when he went over after eight minutes but was offside from the kick. Abram should have put the Lions ahead on nine minutes when Lewis Else chipped the defence but the fullback who was running onto the ball knocked on. Mitch Cox had an effort cancelled out by the officials when he went over on the left but it was a forward pass but he did get four points on twenty-four minutes finishing off a good passing movement and Abram again converted and they seemed to be flying but Doncaster hit back four minutes from the break when the forced a goal line drop out from the Lions and Aaron Ollett-Hobson went over on the left and Boas converted. They could have gone ahead just on half-time when they had a couple of sets on the Lions line and on the vert last play Tom Halliday was bundled into touch as the hooter sounded.

The scores were level three minutes into the second half when Ollett-Hobson chased a nice short kick from Boas to score on the left and Boas added the conversion. Travis Corion should have added another on fifty-three minutes after a wild pass from Jason Tali came to him, but it sailed over his head into touch. They took the lead on the hour when both halfbacks combined to send Loui McConnell over on the left and again Boas made no mistake with the conversion. And incident was placed on report on sixty-six minutes following something that happened in a tackle between George Roby and Alex Holdstock but from the very next set the visitors made the game safe when centre Robbie Storey took two defenders over the line with him to score on the right and again this time from the touchline Boas made no mistake with his conversion. The Lions tried to hit back six minutes from time when Roby took route one to the line but was held up. Two minutes later Boas added a long-range penalty goal to further extinguish the Lions hopes any late rally and virtually on the final hooter Roby again went for the Line only to lose the ball as he tried to score but it was a good day for Doncaster and their large band of fans who went home happy.



  1 Dan Abram

  2 Mike Butt

31 Alex Sutton

28 Jayden Hatton

  5 Richard Lepori

  6 Lewis Else

  7 Jack Hansen

16 Louis Brogan

30 George Roby

10 Lewis Hatton

  4 Max Roberts

12 Mitch Cox

25 Lewis Charnock

Subs (all used)

14 Matty Wilkinson

20 Deane Meadows

17 Jack Spencer

23 Jordan Case

Tries: Leopri (4), Cox (24)

Goals: Abram 2/2


  1 Misi Taulapapa

  2 Tom Halliday

  3 Robbie Storey

  4 Jason Tali

  5 Travis Corion

  6 Ben Johnston

  7 Watson Boas

14 Alex Holdstock

  9 Greg Burns

18 Keelan Foster

11 Aaron Ollett-Hobson

20 Loui McConnell

13 Dave Peterson

Subs (all used)

21 Joe Fella

15 Ben Cockayne

  8 Dean Roberts

17 Leon Ruan

Tries: Ollett-Hobson (36,43), McConnell (60), Storey (67)

Goals: Boas 5/5

Penalty count: 7-7 Half-time: 12-6

Referee: Scott Mikalauskas Attendance: 772

SCORING SEQUENCE: 6-0.12-0,12-6,12-12,12-18,12-24,12-26


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