Hockey: Crunch weekend ahead for Doncaster men and women

Doncaster's men are three points clear at the top of the Northern Division. Picture: Malcolm Billingham
Doncaster's men are three points clear at the top of the Northern Division. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Doncaster’s men need four points from their remaining two games to be certain of clinching promotion back to the National League.

After suffering a surprise 6-2 defeat at Brooklands MU last weekend, they host Whitley Bay & Tynemouth on Saturday (2pm) knowing a win could be enough to seal the Northern Division title.

Doncaster’s ladies, meanwhile, will be relegated from the National League this weekend if they lose at Loughborough and other results go against them.

The Town Moor women are four points adrift of Boots, and five adrift of Ben Rhydding, with just three games remaining.

They failed to close the gap at the bottom last weekend, losing 3-0 at Brooklands Poynton.