Match report: Workington Town 62, Doncaster Dons 0

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Doncaster RLFC left Cumbria last night still looking for their first away win in 2015.

The Dons proved no match for Workington Town as the play-off chasing Cumbrians coasted to a 62-0 win in their Championship Shield clash at Derwent Park.

Town threw down the gauntlet from the off and raced into a 16-0 lead in the first quarter on the back of three tries, two of which were converted by scrum-half Carl Forber.

The Dons’ hopes of getting back into contention weren’t helped when star prop Matt Groat was sin-binned, and the home side extended their lead to 28-0 with two more converted tries.

The South Yorkshire side, who again fielded a new half-back combination, should have opened their account soon after Groat’s departure but centre Danny Cowling put down skipper Kyle Kesik’s try-scoring pass.

It was one of a number of handling errors which thwarted the Dons’ efforts in the Town 20.

The Dons had come more into the game in the last ten minutes of the half, but Town regained the initiative after the break with a second try by winger Brett Carter on 45 minutes.

He went on to complete his hat-trick - as did former Super League star Jarrod Sammut, who also hand a hand in several other tries during Town’s biggest win of the season.

Cowling, who was held just short, again came close to a try before Carter and fellow winger Elliott Miller completed the 12-try rout with late scores.

This was the Dons’ second biggest defeat of the season - only promotion-chasing Bradford Bulls have put more points past the Keepmoat Stadium club - and the second time in their last six games that they had failed to score.

n Workington Town: Murphy; Miller, Mossop, Akehurst, Carter; Sammut; Forber; Walker, Doran, Shackley, Phillips, Szostak, McAvoy. Subs: Forrester, Whiteley, Lucock, Scholey.

n Doncaster: Scott; Hodson, Gilbey, Cowling, Fox; Carr, McLocklan; Carbutt, Kesik, Groat, Foster, Musolino, Kelly. Subs: Wright, Kittrick, Verlinden, Emmett.