Doncaster Knights: More gloom for Knights

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DONCASTER Knights’ survival bid suffered yet another setback over the weekend despite the Castle Park club not kicking a ball.

Knights’ scheduled game at Bedford Blues was postponed early on Saturday as a result of the heavy overnight snow.

But relegation rivals Jersey went ahead at home to high flying Bristol and a surprise losing bonus point for the hosts edged them another point clear of Doncaster.

Championship basement side Knights are now seven points adrift of next-to-bottom Jersey.

The two sides meet, in Jersey, for a potential relegation decider on April 13.

However Knights must now beat Jersey and win at least one more of their four remaining games to avoid a return to the National League - and rely on other results going in their favour.

Second-placed Nottingham are the visitors to Castle Park on Good Friday, a game chosen for live television coverage on Sky Sports.

Plymouth Albion, who won at London Scottish on Saturday to all but guarantee their survival, travel to Doncaster on the final day of the league season (April 20).

A new date for the trip to Bedford is yet to be confirmed with Clive Griffiths’ men are likely to have to make the trip to Goldington Road in midweek.

Schoolchildren can watch Knights’ crucial Good Friday showdown with Nottingham at Castle Park for free.