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Castle: ''We made silly errors''

27 July 2014 - 08:07 PM

Doncaster prop Mark Castle spoke to the official website after the Dons suffered defeat to Keighley Cougars.

Castle, who has only recently returned to Paul Cooke's side from injury was on the score-sheet in the second half, but his effort wasn't enough to earn Doncaster a victory.

He believes the Dons could have done more to prevent the defeat but says the team will be better against Sheffield Eagles next Sunday at the Keepmoat Stadium.

"We always seem to be on the end of a bad result when we come to Keighley, but  I think we handed them the game," said Castle.

"Today we made silly errors, myself included, we managed to get back in front but we just crumbled in the second half.

"We took a bonus point, which we probably didn't deserve, but we will go again next week, we won our last four games prior to this and we want to go on a run like that again before the playoffs.

"Results like this happen, even to the best teams, we need to bounce back against Sheffield next Sunday and be better than we were today."

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Cooke: ''The players are hurting''

27 July 2014 - 07:07 PM

Doncaster player coach Paul Cooke spoke to the official website after his sides defeat to Keighley Cougars.

Keighley ended Doncaster's four match winning streak in the Kingstone Pres Championship with a 44-32 victory.

Cooke admitted the defeat was hard to take and insists his side must put it right next weekend against Sheffield Eagles.

He said: "It is really disappointing, we are all down, the players are hurting as much as me and anybody and we have to re-group for next weekend.

"We feel a little bit hard done by with a couple of the tries that we have conceded, but there are three tries also that we could have prevented ourselves, I am not naming individuals but I thought some of the tries we conceded were really soft.

"Some of the tries were dubious, but we have had some this year and we have lost some, it is what it is but as a group we have to do better.

"We have probably got something out of the game that we didn't deserve, even though we gave ourselves ample of opportunity to stay and be in the game."

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Local Pride: The Dons V The Eagles next Sunday

27 July 2014 - 06:07 PM

Doncaster RLFC take on Sheffield Eagles next Sunday at Keepmoat Stadium, 3pm kick off and they are asking the Doncaster public to show their pride.   As the Dons look to make it 8 home wins in a row, they club are putting on a series of activities to showcasing reasons to be proud of Doncaster.

As part of the days activities Doncaster born WBA World Bantamweight Title Holder, Jamie McDonnell will be leading Paul Cooke’s men out as they aim to #makethe8.  The former IBC World Champion will also be available after the match for fans to have their pictures taken with the local fighter and his Championship belt.

The Don’s will also be kitting out in an exclusive special edition commemorative jersey in remembrance of Liam Maughan.  Rifleman Maughan, born in Doncaster, died from wounds received as a result of an arms fire which occurred near Sangin, in Helmand province (Afghanistan), during the morning of Saturday 6 March 2010 at the age of 18. A donation from the match proceeds will also be made to The Rifles charity.

As part of an extra special day of community engagement activities, The Dons will be inviting several junior Rugby teams to take part in an exclusive match day experience which includes the chance to play on the pitch at half time.

Meanwhile local dance groups will also be in attendance providing some extra entertainment for the fans in attendance for this all South Yorkshire clash.

Tickets for the game are on sale now on 01302 762576, tickets are priced at just £13 for an adult and child.  Full pricing information is available HERE.

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Keighley Cougars 44-32 Doncaster RLFC

27 July 2014 - 06:07 PM

Doncaster's winning streak came to a halt as Keighley Cougars ran out victorious at Cougar Park in the Kingstone Press Championship.

The Dons' preparations were hampered pre-match when player coach Paul Cooke was forced to withdraw through illness.

However his side fought back to gain a bonus point as the hosts look to secure their Championship status.

It was the Dons who made a perfect start, when Kyle Kesik went through a gap and slid over in the left corner, with Stewart Sanderson adding the conversion.

Keighley hit back inside 22 minutes, but controversy surrounded the hosts try, with the Cougars appearing to knock on play seemed to stop, but the home side played on and James Haley slid over in the corner, with Danny Jones kicking the Cougars level.

Doncaster though immediately hit back, superb footwork by Richard Wilkinson split the Keighley defence and he darted for the line in a great solo effort.  Sanderson made no mistake with the goal to give the Dons a six point lead.

However Keighley continued to press and Doncaster were powerless to prevent Scott Law from powering his way over the line from close range.  Jones once again levelled up the scores with the boot.

Three minutes from the break, Law went over for his second try, despite the score once more being overshadowed by what seemed to be a clear knock on.  Jones converted to give Keighley an 18-12 half time lead.

Half Time- Keighley Cougars 18-12 Doncaster RLFC

Doncaster got the second half underway to a fantastic start, when Mark Castle bulldozed his way over the line from close range, to go over under the posts.  Sanderson levelled the scores at 18-18.

Paul Cooke's side then took the lead when Wilkinson put through a fantastic grubber kick for Nev Morrison to chase, slide and score in the right corner.  Sanderson was unlucky not to extend Doncaster's lead, hitting the post with his conversion attempt.

In the 54th minute however Keighley were gifted a try, Scott Spaven sliced his kick which ended up going backwards.  Paul March kicked it on for the Cougars and the chasing James Craven scored the try.  Jones failed with the kick with the scores tied at 22-22.

Keighley looked strong after the score and took advantage of the momentum, Morrison was unable to deal with a cross field kick and Haley pounced on the lose ball to score the try.  Jones couldn't add the extras as the hosts took a four point advantage.

The home side continued to press and Jones broke through the Dons line with a sidestep and darted for the line, scoring under the posts, before converting his own try to give Keighley a 32-22 win.

However Doncaster hit back, Steve Snitch broke through and the supporting Sanderson slid over in the left corner.  Sanderson failed with the boot, with Doncaster trailing the Cougars by six points.

The hosts reacted well though and looked confident spreading the ball out wide and Richie Barnett managed to force his way through in the corner.  Jones added the extras to give Keighley a 38-26 advantage.

Six minutes from time Keighley went over again as a bonus point looked out of sight for the Dons.  Brendan Rawlins sent Haley through a massive gap to score his hat-trick.  Jones added the conversion to extend Keighley's lead to 18 points.

However the Dons rallied and Lee Waterman's neat grubber was met by Ben Crooks to score the try, leaving Sanderson with the difficult conversion to gain a bonus point.  Sanderson was unable to convert though, hitting the crossbar.

The Dons were not to be denied though, Spaven's neat kick bounced up perfectly for the chasing Dave Scott and he was held up just short.  But Scott was prevented from getting up after being held down and Doncaster were awarded a penalty under the posts.  Sanderson converted to seal the bonus point.

Full Time: Keighley Cougars 44-32 Doncaster RLFC

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