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Doncaster Knights v Yorkshire Carnegie Friday 29th December, kick off 7.45pm

23rd December 2017 4:27 pm By Phil Daly

Yorkshire Carnegie play Doncaster Knights away at Castle Park Stadium on Friday 29th December kick off 7.45pm. For ticket prices please see table below. To book your tickets in advance via Doncaster’s ticket office on 01302 831388 or on their web site www.drfc.co.uk. Doncaster’s Ticket Office is open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. Gates open at 5pm on match night.

  Seated Ground Entry
  Advance Price Match Day Price Advance Price Match Day Price
Adults £22 £24 £16.50 £19
Concessions = 60 & over £16.50 £19 £11.50 £14
Under 16 £8.50 £11 Free Free

Doncaster’s details are:

Ground Address – Castle Park Stadium, Armthorpe Road, Doncaster, DN2 5QB

Website – www.drfc.co.uk

Ticket Hotline Number – 01302 831388 option 1

Car Parking – £3 per car onsite on a first come basis.

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Doncaster Knights 30 Yorkshire Carnegie 32

29th December 2017 11:23 pm By .

Yorkshire Carnegie earned a hard fought win in a close derby game against Doncaster Knights at Castle Park.

For the second week running Carnegie won a game by two points against 14 men, but they left until the 81st minute to secure the victory, when Alex Davies slotted over a conversion following a superb line out drive that led to a try for Joe Buckle.

The homeside made a positive start to the game but were unable to make the most of their early opportunities. They did take a deserved lead after 11 minutes when Simon Humberstone kicked a penalty.

It took Carnegie 16 minutes to make an attack in their opposition’s half and it almost led to a try for George Watkins. A fine pass from Tom Casson put the winger in a good position and he made a good attempt to dart through the Doncaster defence but he was pulled down by former Carnegie man Curtis WIlson.

It wasn’t long before the visitors were on the scoreboard though when a well timed cross field kick from Davies was collected by Chris Elder and the full back raced through for the opening try. Davies converted to give his side a 3-7 lead.

The Knights took the lead in dramatic circumstances. After Michael Hills charged down Alex Davies in his own 22, an overhead pass from Colin Quigley moved play to the wing and Doncaster looked like they were in for the try but Elder was ruled to have deliberately knocked the ball down to stop the chance. The Carnegie man was shown a yellow card for the act and and the home side were awarded a penalty try to make it 10-7.

Tom Casson then went close for after almost getting Davies’ grubber kick down, and then Doncaster gave away a penalty, which Davies kicked to level the game at 10-10.

On 28 minutes Doncaster retook the lead after good work from Alex Shaw and Charles Foley sent Curtis Wilson away for a try. Humberstone was unable to add the conversion so the score remained 15-10.

Davies reduced the gap to 15-13 on 38 minutes with a penalty before Doncaster were reduced to 14 men just before the break when Nicholas Civetta was handed a red card for head on head contact in the ruck against Will Homer, who was forced from the field for a head injury assessment.

Despite being a man down Doncaster started the second half in spectacular style. Jack Ram made a powerful burst before the ball was spread to Wilson on the wing, and he showed his pace as he raced down the wing looking for his second, A fine tackle from Chris Elder halted Wilson, but Doncaster built on this to create a try scoring opportunity for Will Owen, who collected a superb pass from Michael Heaney to go through for the try. Humberstone’s conversion making it 22-13.

They extended their lead further to 25-13 with a Humberstone penalty as the hosts looked determined not to allow their oppenents to make the most of the extra man. Clive Griffiths making what looked like a wise reshuffle to compensate the loss of Civetta by bringing on second rower Morgan Eames in place of winger Tyson Lewis.

Carnegie finally shifted the momentum in their favour when Andy Forsyth raced over in the corner and they backed this up with a second try for Elder after an impressive carry from Charlie Beech made good ground and Watkins then linking up with the full back to send him away.

Davies was on target with the second conversion to level the game, but it wasn’t long before Carnegie were left chasing the game again. After winning the line out a good drive from the Knights saw Mat Clark powered over, but crucially Humberstone missed the conversion.

In a tense finish Doncaster defended well and looked like they had done enough to hold on for the win, but there was heartbreak for the home side, when James Lowes’ team showed their impressive line out drive to force Joe Buckle across the line. Davies added the pressure kick to seal the 32-30 win.

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