Doncaster Knights 38 Jersey 10: Kyle Evans claims hat trick in impressive Knights victory

Doncaster Knights winged their way to a third successive home win in their Championship clash against fifth-placed Jersey at Castle Park.
Kyle Evans. Photo: Blueline PhotographyKyle Evans. Photo: Blueline Photography
Kyle Evans. Photo: Blueline Photography

Welshman Kyle Evans raced in for a hat trick of tries as Knights stormed their way to a hugely impressive 38-10 win.

With veteran Tyson Lewis also touched down as Knights’ wingers were responsible for four of the club’s six tries.

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Well though all the back division played it was the forwards who laid the foundation for Knights best performance of the season.

They played with determination and aggression, and no little skill, in a dominant display that was a throwback to the days when few teams relished a visit to Castle Park. Few will again if they can reproduce this performance – which must be the aim – on a regular basis in their remaining home games.

The coaching staff came up with the right game-plan to avenge two defeats in Jersey this season, and the players - with the exception of a few wayward lineouts - executed it to near perfection.

It wasn’t only effective, it was good to watch. Those supporters who have been critical of a number of performances in the last couple of seasons roared their approval and there was a real buzz about the place.

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Evans wrong-footed his marker and left the cover for dead top open the scoring.

The Channel Islanders hit back with a well-worked try by hooker TJ Harris.

Evans helped create the position from which Colin Quigley touched down from close range near enough for Sam Olver to convert.

Young scrum-half Sam Pocklington had a hand in Knights’ third scored by Evans who finished off some neat handling along the line.

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Lewis secured Knights a rare bonus point in stoppage time after Steve McColl had again joined the line to good effect. Olver’s conversion gave his side a 26-5 interval lead.

Jersey’s comeback hopes were effectively dashed when Joe Sproston scored from a tap penalty. Olver again added the extras.

Jersey threw caution to the wind in attack and their efforts were rewarded by a second try out wide but it was Evans who had the final word with his hat trick try.