Nottingham 13 Doncaster Knights 27

KNIGHTS produced a slick performance at Meadow Lane to finally end their 17-game sequence without a win - and ease the pressure on director of rugby Brett Davey.

A much changed Doncaster side, including youngsters Adam Tamanis and Jack Bergmanas, were far more clinical with their handling and disciplined in defence in Friday night’s British & Irish Cup tie.

First half tries from Jethro Rawling and Dan Smith put the Knights in control, and the accurate kicking of Jamie Lennard kept a frustrated Nottingham side at arm’s length.

Lennard slotted over five penalties and a conversion in total as Doncaster recorded their first competitive win since January’s Championship victory over Esher.

The impressive win eases the pressure on coach Brett Davey ahead of another crucial game on Friday night when struggling Moseley visit Castle Park.