Rugby Union: Phoenix second string win South Yorkshire Merit League

Doncaster Phoenix 2nd team
Doncaster Phoenix 2nd team

Doncaster Phoenix proved they have got plenty in reserve by winning the South Yorkshire Merit League - and in some style.

The Castle Park club’s second XV topped the table with a one hundred per cent winning record, including sizeable victories over Sheffield 4 (82-22), Wath 3 (59-0) and Old Crossleyans (60-0).

Skipper Carey Thomas led from the front and ended the season as top points scorer.

His experience was also complemented by the inclusion of several ex-Doncaster Colts, including Dom Johnson (top try scorer with 11 tries), Josh Clayton, Ed Miles, Josh John, Adam Sadler and Brad Farrell, who all played their part in a successful campaign.

Phoenix also tested themselves in a number of friendlies against higher ranked sides and ran Morley and Huddersfield very close. In total they lost just seven out of 26 games.

Phoenix 2s still hope to complete a league and cup double and met Thorne last night in the semi-final of the South Yorkshire Cup. (Photo courtesy of F.S.P Images).