Pay back time for Dons

Dons' Chris Green tries to score a try whilst being held back by Workington's Scott Kaighan. Picture: Andrew Roe
Dons' Chris Green tries to score a try whilst being held back by Workington's Scott Kaighan. Picture: Andrew Roe

DONS boss Tony Miller was not getting carried away this week after seeing his side end their six-game losing streak in dramatic fashion at Workington Town.

His team take on Oldham Roughyeds at the Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday (3pm) hoping to build on their last gasp 34-32 win in Cumbria at the weekend.

But it’s the Dons’ poor performance at Oldham last month, when they lost 46-24, which still rankles with Miller.

Miller said: “The attitude of the players has been first class this season.

“We’ve got a good bunch of lads who work hard for each other.

“But the only time they’ve let themselves down this season was that second half performance at Oldham.

“This weekend is a chance to put that right.

“They’re a very experienced team and they were unlucky to be pipped by Swinton at the weekend - so it’ll be a tough afternoon.

“But the boys showed the kind of never-say-die spirit that we have with their performance at Workington.

“We just need to be more clinical and learn how to kills team off, because we’re creating plenty of try-scoring opportunites but our execution is letting us down.”

Chris Green’s last minute try, seven minutes after the on-loan Hull centre crossed the line to close the gap to two points, capped a sensational comeback at Workington where the Dons came from 32-16 down to win with the final play of the game.

Debutant winger Gareth Potts, signed on a month’s loan from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats last week, had earlier scored a brace of tries during an even first half, while Stewart Sanderson and Jack Ely also touched down for the Dons.

Miller said: “We played well in patches but at half time we should have been out of sight.

“We found ourselves 18-16 down but we wasted a lot of clear cut opportunities to score.

“Credit to the boys because they kept on going and got in front right at the end - but we’re not making it easy for ourselves.

“Having said that, it was a really important result for us.

“We’d spoken during the week about it being a must-win game and thankfully we went there and got a result.”

Miller will be without try scoring hero Green and his Hull teammate Nev Morrsion on Sunday with both players required by their parent club.