Match Report

Sunday 8th May 2016, 15:00
League 1 - Round: 7

Newcastle Thunder

(14) 35

Newcastle Thunder

Doncaster RLFC

34 (18)

Doncaster RLFC

7 Tries

Vincent Rennie, Benn Hardcastle 2, Joe Brown 2, Lee Paterson, Peter Fox,


Tries 6

Brad Nicholson, David Foggin-Johnston, Jason Tali 3, Brad Delaney,

5 Goals

Benn Hardcastle 5,


Goals 5

Tom Carr 5,

1 D Goals

Benn Hardcastle,


D Goals 0


Attendance:   Official: A Sweet  Venue: Kingston Park, Newcastle

Full Time Report

Newcastle hold off Doncaster fightback to claim narrow win

Newcastle Thunder held off a late fightback from Doncaster to claim a 35-34 victory at Kingston Park.

After converted tries from Brad Nicholson and David Foggin-Johnston put the Dons 12-0 ahead, Newcastle came storming back through scores from Vincent Rennie, Benn Hardcastle and Joe Brown.

Jason Tali gave Doncaster an 18-14 lead at half-time, but Brown, Lee Paterson and Peter Fox all crossed in the space of 12 minutes to put the hosts 32-18 in front.

Despite Tali completing his hat-trick with two quick tries to set up a nervy finish, Hardcastle kicked a penalty and a drop goal to seal the points for Newcastle, with Brad Delaney's converted score on the hooter nothing more than a consolation.