Rugby League: Toll Bar win President’s Trophy to complete double

Toll Bar's players celebrate winning the President's Cup.
Toll Bar's players celebrate winning the President's Cup.

Doncaster Toll Bar upset the odds to lift the Pennine Amateur Rugby League's President's Cup in Monday's final.

Ian Tattersall's men beat newly-crowned Premier Division champions West Bowling 25-18 at Batley's Fox's Biscuits Stadiium.

Victory crowned another outstanding season for the Doncaster club who clinched the Championship One title late last month, losing only one game in the process.

Toll Bar stunned the Bradford area side by racing into an 18-0 interval lead.

Kieran Cross opened the scoring when diving over from close range for a try goaled by man-of-the-match Shaun Roberts.

Wayne Rafferty helped double Toll Bar's lead after spotting a gap close to the line to claim a second converted try,

A superb pass by former Dons and Sheffield Eagles' star Pete Green sent Karl Mills over for another converted try before the break,

Tattersall warned his charges during the break to expect a response from West Bowling in the second half.

He was to be proved correct and the West Yorkshire side did raise their game after the break, opening their account with a converted try five minutes after the restart.

But Toll Bar were in no mood to let their opponents back into the game and a second converted try by Mills restored their 18-point advantage,

West Bowling hit back with a brace of tries, the second coming after Toll Bar were reduced to 12 men ten minutes from time, to set up a grandstand finish

The result remained in the balance until Adam Jones landed a last-minute drop goal to leave Bowling needing to score twice.