Hall praises team spirit of champions Dons

CELEBRATION TIME: Russ Spiers (left, with cup) leads his Dons teammates in a celebration chant after winning the Championship One title. Picture: Rob Terrace.
CELEBRATION TIME: Russ Spiers (left, with cup) leads his Dons teammates in a celebration chant after winning the Championship One title. Picture: Rob Terrace.
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CO-OWNER Carl Hall believes a ‘remarkable’ team spirit took the Dons to their first ever league title.

Hall said: “Millionnaires have tried and failed to do what we’ve done by throwing money at the club.

“I firmly believe it’s generating the right cultre and getting the players to buy into that.

“It’s not always the best players on paper that you buy, it’s how the group comes together on and off the field.

“We’ve had some fantastic times this season on the way back from away games.

“I’m very proud of them.

“This is a very humbling experience.

“No one can take it away from us, we’re the first to do this for the club.”

Victory at London Skolars on Sunday sealed the first league title in the club’s 61 year history.

Carl Hughes and Dean Colton both went over along with doubles from Chris Spurr, Lucas Walshaw and Lee Waterman to give the Dons a 48-8 win and ensure the destination of the title was never in doubt.

Head coach Tony Miller said: “There’s been a lot of good players and good Doncaster teams over the years and they haven’t been able to do what we’ve done.

“To win the title andbe the first Doncaster team to do it is a massive achievement and a massive honour.

“It’s a credit to the club, not just the players, it’s been a real team effort and the fans have been magnificent.”

For more reaction from the Dons see this week’s Free Press, out Thursday.