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5th June 2017

Match winner Russ Spiers praised the Dons fighting spirit as they came from behind to beat Workington 30-26 at the Berwent Stadium.

Spiers grabbed the winning try with just a minute left on the clock to make it three wins in a row and the forward says the team never gave up.

“It wasn’t the best performance from us, we made too many errors in the second half which gave them a way back into it but it’s a great feeling to come away with the win,” he said.

“We were under pressure being behind in the final minute, I wanted the ball and got it and then there was only one thing on my mind.

“It was a strange game and both sides went at each other, we did a lot of defending in the second half and that almost cost us the two points.”

The Dons face Barrow and Whitehaven in their next two league games and Spiers believes the win over Workington will stand them in good stead against the fellow Cumbrian sides.

“We’ve talked about this game all week as a must win, we needed to set a marker for where we want to be as we’ve got a tough few weeks coming up,” he added.

“We know we’ll have to be at our best next week against Barrow, the win today will mean nothing if we can’t put on a strong performance against them.

“If we can back the win up today with another couple of solid performances in the next two games then we’ll be in a great position but we all know how tough it will be.”

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