Doncaster RLFC beat Coventry to close gap on League One leaders

Doncaster RLFC secured a hard earned win at Coventry Bears to leapfrog Workington Town back into second spot and also close the gap on Betfred League One leaders Barrow Raiders.

Jason Tali
Jason Tali

Barrow and Workington’s 24-24 draw meant the Dons’ 34-16 victory moved them to within two points of Barrow ahead of the two sides’ clash in Cumbria next weekend.

Richard Horne’s side had to come from behind after trailing 16-12 at the break but a strong second half performance extended their unbeaten run to seven games.

First half tries from Misi Taulapapa and Aaron York kept a determined home side within reach.

The visitors gained more of a stranglehold as Coventry began to tire and tries from Matty Beharrell, Jason Tali, Brandon Douglas and Tom Halliday secured the victory.