Hockey: Doncaster survive ‘ghost goal’ to stay top of Northern Premier Division

Doncaster Hockey Club. Back l/r Peter Bartlett, Alex Kerly, Josh Barras, George Ratcliffe, Tom Cuffling, Adam Elliott, Nadeem Muhammed and Tim Shelley.  Front l/r  Marcus Hooper, Jack Davey, Matt Gibson, Josh Oades, Michael Sowerby, Jonathan Redfern and Dan Legg.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham
Doncaster Hockey Club. Back l/r Peter Bartlett, Alex Kerly, Josh Barras, George Ratcliffe, Tom Cuffling, Adam Elliott, Nadeem Muhammed and Tim Shelley. Front l/r Marcus Hooper, Jack Davey, Matt Gibson, Josh Oades, Michael Sowerby, Jonathan Redfern and Dan Legg. Picture: Malcolm Billingham
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Doncaster continue to lead the way in the Northern Premier Division following a hard earned 4-2 win at City of York.

The Town Field men still boast an unbeaten record as they aim to bounce back to the National League at the first time of asking.

But Richard Thomas’ side had to dig deep to shake off a hard-working York outfit, who allegedly benefited from a ‘ghost goal’ in a scrappy, niggly contest.

Doncaster went ahead when former Pakistan captain Muhammad Nadeem skipped past his man and fired home.

Alex Kurly doubled the visitors’ lead after good build-up play down the right, and Matt Gibson restored the two-goal cushion after York struck back through Alex Cockrum.

Doncaster’s claimed that York’s second goal was actually passed into the side netting, before Dan Legg secured a fifth win from seven with a late angled finish.

Doncaster face their toughest challenge of the season on Saturday when they travel to unbeaten Timperley.

The ladies go to Kendal following a weekend off.