Under fire Lee Waterman turned hero as his last-gasp try earned the Dons a 24-20 win at Workington Town.
Last season’s record points scorer was dropped recently by head coach Tony Miller after ‘disappointing’ performances.
But he produced the last- minute try to overturn the score and earn the Dons a vital and rare win in Cumbria.
The victory continued the dramatic recent transformation of the Dons’ season.
After ending an eight match losing run against Keighley in their last league game, they moved into the quarter finals of the Northern Rail Cup.
And yesterday’s win ensured they will continue their long run of away games with a great deal of confidence.
It started well for the Dons with a converted try from Paul Cooke.
Workington levelled at the midpoint of the half but Craig Fawcett went over with Stuart Sanderson adding the extras.
The hosts hit back just before the break but failed to covert, ensuring the Dons carried the lead into half time.
Cooke added a second converted try to extend the lead to eight.
But it looked as though the Dons were set for disappointment at the death as two Workington tries put them in front for the first time.
However Waterman produced his last gasp heroics to earn the win.