Doncaster RLFC 32 London Skolars 4

5th May 2011

Northern Rail Cup 13 February 2011

Skolars fell to a disappointing defeat on Sunday with Doncaster making the best of the rainy conditions at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Doncaster enjoyed the early stages of the game as Skolars struggled to gain possession. Chris Spurr opened the scoring for the home side finishing a quick passing move after Skolars had conceded a penalty close to their try line.

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Skolars scored what was to be their only try from their first real attack of the game. Tony Williams drew the defemce in before offloading to Dylan Skee, who got the ball out for Dave Arnot to touchdown. They then worked hard in defence, but conceded two tries before half-time, Liam Crawley pushing over before Scott Spaven slipped through a gap to score.

Skolars were only 12 points down at half-time and played with more grit after the restart. However, after a strong run by Saqib Murtza, a long Dylan Skee kick was chased down by Arnot but just rolled dead. The Scottish international was then harshly deemed to have delayed the restart and was sin-binned. That gave the Dons a man advantage and they took their opportunities well with two tries in seven minutes from Jack Ely.

The final quarter of the game was a dour affair with a converted Kyle Kesik try for Doncaster being the only score.


1 Mick Butterfield

2 Stu Sanderson

25 Chris Spurr

4 Shaun Leaf

5 Dean Colton

7 Craig Fawcett

19 Scott Spaven

17 Adam Scott

13 Jack Ely

20 Jamie Bovill

15 Craig Robinson

6 Matt Carbutt

16 Mike Emmett

Subs (all used)

14 Scott Wilson

9 Kyle Kesik

10 Liam Crawley

11 Kyle Sampson

Tries: Spurr (7), Crawley 928), Spaven (37), Ely 951,55), Kesik (62)

Goals: Spaven 1/2, Sanderson 3/4



3 James Anthony

2 Smokie Junor

17 Dave Arnot

4 Luke May

5 Ade Adebisi

7 Dylan Skee

1 Neil Thorman

8 Tony Williams

9 Gareth Honor

10 Jason Hart

11 Matt Thomas

33 Dave Samson

31 Ben Bolger


Subs (all used)

30 Austen Aggrey

34 Saqib Murtza

32 Sam Gee

14 Stephen Ball

Tries:  Arnot (15)

Goals: Thorman 0/1

Penalty count: 12-12


Half-time: 16-4

Referee:  M Drizza

Attendance: 420


SCORING SEQUENCE: 4-0, 4-4, 10-4, 16-4, 20-4, 26-4, 32-4

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