Doncaster on the right track

TRY!: Mike Emmett (above) crashes over as the Dons thrashed Gateshead. Pictures: A Roe.
TRY!: Mike Emmett (above) crashes over as the Dons thrashed Gateshead. Pictures: A Roe.

TONY Miller believes things are coming together at the right time for the Dons as they make their final push for promotion.

Miller described the 78-6 win over bottom side Gateshead Thunder as ‘the most complete performance’ for some years from the Dons.

And he believes the mid-season break has served the players well as they head into the second half of the season.

He said: “The break has definitely been good for us.

“You worry about things breaking your momentum but it allowed us to heal a few wounds the lads had been carrying for too long.

“You saw the benefit of it on the pitch on Sunday.

“That was probably the most ruthless we’ve been for a full 80 minutes for a long time.

“We’ve been very good for 40 minutes sometimes but not done so well in the other half.

“But we were outstanding in both attack and defence and we were doing the right things at the right times which we’ve not always done.

“It’s coming together well for us and we’re determined to take it through to the end of the season.”

The Dons travel to South Wales Scorpions on Sunday.

The Scorpions have won just three games so far this season and lost 46-12 at the Keepmoat in April.

Miller said: “They’ve definitely improved as the season has gone on and you should never take anything for granted or you’re going to get punished.

Miller expects Paul Cooke to return to the side for this weekend’s trip.

Cooke sat out the win over Gateshead after suffering knee ligament damage during his seven marathons in seven days charity event.

Miller insists the injury is not too severe and expects to be able to call upon the stand off this weekend.