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Your News Doncaster Phoenix 20 - Wath 12

Phoenix recorded their 3rd league on the bounce to move to 15 points and seek mid table respectibility and hopefully move away from any potential relegation dogfight.

Saying that Wath's performace certainly didnt reflect their current league standing and just highlights the fact that this league is competitive from top to bottom.

The kick off was delayed due to the ref encoutnering closed roads and Rovers traffic saw Phoenix opt to kick up the hill and they took the game to Wath and had the better of the opening exchanges in territory and possession howevet the Wath defence held the home side at bay.

Phoenix on one such foray should have been three points up with a penalty plumb in fornt of the posts but opted for five only for Ali Wood to recieve a mighty bosh and the play was lost.

Five minutes later Phoenix then had the sense to to take the penalty option courtesy of a Stuart penalty.

Phoenix maintained the pressure and thought they were in at the right corner only for scrum half Elliot to knock on as he attempted to touch down. Phoenix however kept territory and Storey collected and went to the blind to crash over for an 8-0 lead.

It was then Wath who made use of the slope and for the last few minutes attacked the phoenix try line the work for the home side was further compounded when Makepeace was sinned binned for hands in the ruck. However Phoenix were up to the job and held out for a 8-0 lead on the break

With the advantge of the slope and curvature Phoenix attacked and veteran Conway recieved the ball on the right and round the confusion of broken rucks to spot a gap on the left and waltz over for another 5 points.

It was then Wath's turn to go one man down when the ref evened the score for a repeat offence. This didnt put off a determined Wath side who reduced the deficit with a try. Things got further more tense when the Wath attack kicked through and centre Thomas kicked the ball safe over the dead ball line. From the resultant 5 yard scrum a combination from the Wath 8 and 9 saw the 8 cross over with an easy kick to reduce the score to 13-12.

Phoenix then secured the game five minutes from time when from pressure and a gap broached by Veal saw him pop the ball to Thomas 15 yards out only for the dogged Welshman to keep his legs pumping and emerge the other side off his tacklers to go over under the sticks - Stuart adding the conversion 20-12 and 2 more league points.

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