Hockey: Doncaster men’s National League relegation fears deepen

Matt Gibson
Matt Gibson

Doncaster’s men slipped into the bottom two of the National League North Conference after losing 4-1 at fellow strugglers Deeside Ramblers - their fifth successive defeat.

A penalty corner count of ten to one in Doncaster’s favour showed their dominance but an inability to put the ball in the net proved costly.

First half goals from Chris Barber and Joe Wright rocked Doncaster’s confidence and, despite a Travis Cresswell strike early in the second half, further goals from Ali Ghafanzar and Ed Peel rubbed salt in the wounds.

Doncaster now face a crucial home fixture against Cannock on Sunday at Town Fields. The visitors lie one place and one point above Doncaster.

n Doncaster’s ladies remain second in the Northern Premier Division following a 2-1 win over University of Leeds.

Ruth Thomas and Katie Barnes found the net for the hosts.