Danum Eagles 109 Sheffield Hallam Sharks 79 - report & pictures

Action from Danum Eagles v Sheffield Hallam at Danum Academy in Doncaster.
Action from Danum Eagles v Sheffield Hallam at Danum Academy in Doncaster.

Free-scoring Danum Eagles brushed aside Sheffield Hallam Sharks to stay top of Division Four (Midlands).

For the second consecutive game all 12 members of the Eagles squad registered points, showing the depth of talent in Doncaster.

Action from Danum Eagles v Sheffield Hallam at Danum Academy in Doncaster.

Action from Danum Eagles v Sheffield Hallam at Danum Academy in Doncaster.

The prolific Mathew Martin lead with 25 points, while Paul Walsh and George Colwill both scored 16 in a 109-79 win.

Sitting top of the league and still undefeated the Eagles put on an impressive performance for the capacity crowd at Danum Lower School, quickly establishing a nine-point lead after the first quarter.

The home side extended the lead further by half time, going 52-32 up.

With the game effectively sewn up and the Sharks showing little signs of a fight-back, the second half allowed coach Ross Stafford to experiment with different personnel and combinations.

Action from Danum Eagles v Sheffield Hallam at Danum Academy in Doncaster.

Action from Danum Eagles v Sheffield Hallam at Danum Academy in Doncaster.

And the depth of Eagles’ squad began to show as the Sharks tired on defence and were unable to slow down the scoring of the unbeaten Doncaster team.

Danum have now won 11 out of 11 - and continue to lead Loughborough Student Riders II by two points at the summit - as they go in search of promotion in their first ever season in the National League.

Eagles’ next home game on February 28 is against Loughborough in a match which could well determine whether the Division Four title comes to Doncaster.

The Eagles travel to the West Midlands on Saturday to face the winless Shropshire Warriors.

n Danum Eagles’ U18s went top of the North Premier Division after an excellent 105-44 win at home to Trafford.

The Eagles set off at a fast pace and built a big lead early.

George Darling led all scorers with 33 points, while the the return of Aneal Sanguera gave the Danum youngsters a big boost.

Eagles’ U16s suffered only their second defeat of the season as they lost 70-62 at Gateshead. They trail league leaders Newcastle by four points.