Doncaster Toll Bar booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Pennine Amateur Rugby League’s President’s Cup with a 34-20 win over Stainland Stags.
With nine changes - which included the promotion of three young second-teamers - and wet and windy conditions, it was always going to be a tough task for the Premier Division leaders against the midtable Championship side and so it proved.
But a hat-trick by man of the match Zac Braham put the visitors on the road to victory.
Gaz Carey, Jack Horton, Tom Holt and Shaun Carey also touched down for Toll Bar.
“It was all about getting the job done and we did that,” said coach Ian Tattersall.
“The three young second-teamers all did really well, especially prop Will Maule.
“We haven’t quite hit top form yet and basic errors are having a big affect on our attacking play at the moment. Defensively, we still have big improvements to make.
“Even though we are probably operating only somewhere between second and third gear at the moment we are sitting top of the Premier Division and in the last eight of both cup competitions we’re involved in so there’s plenty to be positive about.”
The team entertain Leeds-based Queens in the league this weekend (2pm).
The club’s second string top Division Four East on points difference after romping to a 78-0 win over visiting Leeds Underdogs.
They face a tougher game on Saturday when they visit second-placed East Leeds.