IT was third time lucky for Doncaster Mustangs as they opened their campaign with a convincing 44-14 win over Leicester Falcons.
The Mustangs had their two previous scheduled games postponed and demonstrated how eager they were for match action as they enacted revenge on the side who knocked them out of last season’s play offs.
The offence scored six touchdowns while the defence got in on the act with five interceptions of former GB quarterback Stuart Franklin.
Jeremiah Jordan opened the scoring for the Mustangs with Pete Rogers converting but the Falcons levelled.
Jordan added a second with quarterback Graham Lightfoot also crossing, both converted by Rogers.
After the break, a Rogers field goal plus his conversion of an Ian McCartney touchdown took Doncaster out of sight.
Martyn Lee closed the scoring with two touchdowns, sandwiching a Leicester response.
The Mustangs are back in action at home on Sunday with the visit of Yorkshire Rams (2.30pm).