Doncaster Knights v London Scottish: Knights plan push for top four finish

Clive Griffiths
Clive Griffiths

Doncaster Knights boss Clive Griffiths is hoping his charges prove harder to beat at Castle Park in the second half of the club’s Championship campaign than they did in the first.

Fifth-placed Knights are back in action at Castle Park for the first time this year when entertaining London Scottish on Saturday (2.30pm) in the first of two back-to-back home league games.

“We’ve had two impressive wins on the road in both the B&I Cup and the Championship and we want to build on that momentum against both London Scottish and Hartpury in our next two games,” said the Welshman.

“Although I’m sure the players would probably have preferred to have played last weekend, given we are on a bit of a roll, it has given us a fortnight to prepare for Saturday.

“Both games are very important to us in our efforts to finish in the top four for a third successive season and if we can win both then we could find ourselves back in there and our fate in our own hands again.

“Recent results show that we are a decent side when we are at full strength, and we are getting players back all the time and key players are also playing well again.”

Griffiths, who has just put pen to paper on a new two-year deal, took advantage of the league game at Nottingham being on a Sunday to travel down to the capital the previous day to check out Scottish and second-placed Ealing, who will also visit Castle Park in the run-in.

“They are very enthusiastic and well organised side and well coached by Dave Morris,” he said.

“They were only 10-3 down at half time and although they rarely threatened the well-drilled Ealing defence it was only late on that they cracked.”