Doncaster RLFC: No complacency against Swinton, warns Snitch

Steve Snitch. Photo: Ian Harber
Steve Snitch. Photo: Ian Harber

Doncaster second-rower Steve Snitch is singing from the same hymn sheet as player-coach Paul Cooke when it comes to tomorrow’s Championship game against Swinton.

Cooke has warned his squad in training this week, and is likely to reinforce the point prior to tomorrow’s game, that there can be no room for any complacency.

“It was a great result against Leigh,” said Snitch. “It was a great team performance and everyone played well, but it won’t count for anything unless we beat Swinton Lions.

“The win over Leigh has really boosted our hopes of not only hanging on to our top-four spot, but challenging for second place.

“I can’t see anyone finishing above Leigh but second spot looks to be wide open between Featherstone, Halifax and ourselves,

“With five of our last seven games are at the Keepmoat - and we showed in the win over Leigh that if we are on our game that we are hard to beat here - we are well-placed.

“But as was the case when we played Leigh, everyone is going to be looking to try and beat us in the run-in because we are one of the teams up there.

“We certainly won’t be underestimating Swinton.

“It was only my second game for the club, and I wasn’t 100 per cent match fit, but I remember that they gave us a tough game for an hour or so.

“They led at half-time and added to it early in the second half but we finished strongly in the last quarter.”

Snitch, who has played most of his career in the Super League, has proved a useful acquisition and has been in talks about next season.

“It’s been a good move and I’m enjoying playing,” he said.