Athletics: Doncaster aim for British League spot

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Doncaster Athletic Club will make a second attempt to win British Men’s League status at Nottingham on Saturday.

The ambitious club just missed out two years ago when finishing third.

“I feel that we have more strength in depth in the squad this time around,” said chairman Kev Lincoln.

“We’ve looked at the results from two years ago and we feel that we’ve filled in the gaps.

“We are very strong on the track, particularly both sprints and the 400 metres, and in field events such as the high jump.

“We are also one of the few clubs at this level who have pole vault athletes, so I think we’ve got half a chance of finishing in the top two.”

Kev also feels the Midlands venue will help the club’s cause.

“Having had to travel a fair distance last time it will hopefully be to our advantage we’ll spend less time on the coach than the other five competing clubs, who are mainly from the south of the country,” he said.

“None of them have been in the British League before but we are expecting some strong competition.”