Doncaster RLFC: Dons face trip to Super League’s Warrington

Lee Waterman was heavily involved in Doncaster's cup win
Lee Waterman was heavily involved in Doncaster's cup win

Paul Cooke’s men face Super League side Warrington Wolves in the last 16 of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup thanks to a 68-18 win over Hemel Stags.

The Dons will face Warrington on the weekend of April 25-27 for the fifth round tie.

To get there, they had to overcome a potential banana skin in Championship One outfit Hemel.

Despite a strong start with tries through Lee Waterman, Stewart Sanderson, Mick Butterfield and Richard Wilkinson, the Stags hit back through converted scores from Essad Al-Zubaidi, Alex Ingerfield and James Hill for 22-18.

Doncaster gave themselves a 10-point gap as Mike Emmett, who replaced the injured Scott Spaven, drove over before Grant Edwards scored as Doncaster took a 34-18 lead into the interval.

Chris Spurr, who retired at the end of last season, returned for Doncaster and was part of the side who engineered another try for the hosts - this time the impressive Wilkinson scoring.

Further unanswered tries from Ryan Wilson, Spurr, Sanderson, Liam Welham and Cooke capped off a 68-18 final score.

Doncaster: Butterfield, Morrison, Welham, Waterman, Sanderson, Cooke, Wilkinson, Carbutt, Spaven, Wilson, Leaf, Starling, Edwards. Subs: Robinson, Spiers, Emmett, Spurr.

Hemel: Cameron, Hill, Brown, Small, Al-Zubaidi, Barbera, Young, Maloney, Simmons, Howitt, Swindells, Ingerfield, Lijzouli. Subs: Hudson, Bailey, M’Baraga, Aldam.

Attendance: 348.