Doncaster maintain home record

SSE National League One

Last Updated: Feb 12, 2014 09:23pm
Town Moor, Doncaster
By Nicol McClelland
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SSE National League One leaders Doncaster came from behind to beat Henley and maintain their perfect home record in front of another four-figure crowd at Castle Park.

Trailing 10-7 at the break, the Knights made it 12 home wins from 12 after a convincing second-half performance saw them post 29 unanswered points on the Hawks. Tyson Lewis sparked Doncaster's revival with his 18th try of the season two minutes after the re-start and, in addition to tight-head prop Ross Davies' first-half effort, there were further scores for fellow backs Matt Clark (2), Glen Bryce and Dougie Flockhart.

Clive Griffiths' men hold a seven-point lead over Rosslyn Park with eight rounds of fixtures to go.

Park upheld their side of the bargain with a big win at Worthing, captain Huge Ellis leading from the front with a hat-trick in a 44-0 rout.

Mark Nelson marked his 300th game in charge of third-placed Fylde with a 33-7 win over Esher, the side immediately below them in the table. Despite driving rain Fylde scored five tries to make it eight consecutive wins at The Woodlands.

Result of the day arguably came in the Yorkshire Dales where bottom-of-the-table Hull Ionians celebrated their second win of the season after a 17-7 victory over Wharfedale. Ionians' tries came from Sam Wilson, Mark Wigham and Steve Johnson.

London rivals Blackheath and Richmond both secured crucial wins in their battle to avoid the drop. Richmond moved up to 10th place after completing a storming fightback against Blaydon at Crow Trees, while 'Club', who are one place and one point worse off in the table, eased to a 24-6 win over Coventry at Rectory Field.

Loughborough Students v Tynedale and Old Albanian v Cinderford were postponed. Cinderford are now three games behind some of their rivals at the bottom end of the division.

Round 22 results, Saturday February 8

Blackheath 24 Coventry 6

Blaydon 26 Richmond 31

Doncaster 36 Henley 10

Fylde 33 Esher 7

Loughborough Students P Tynedale P

Old Albanian P Cinderford P

Wharfedale 7 Hull Ionians 17

Worthing 0 Rosslyn Park 44


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