League One Review: Drop Goal Drama at Doncaster, Hunslet back on track

Doncaster 18-19 Newcastle Thunder

It was a great start for the Thunder as they raced into a 12-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the match.

Tries from Lewis McAcoy and Joel Edwards, both converted by Michael Lewis had the visitors in control early on.

The Dons then got back into it soon after as Sam Doherty got through and scored. Matty Beharrell scored the conversion to half the deficit for the hosts.

But the last word of the half went to the Thunder as Lewis got a try to add to his earlier conversions. He then added another goal to his tally to reinstate the visitors 12 point advantage.

The second half saw an incredible fightback as Doherty completed his hat trick with two more tries, converted by Beharrell.

But the drama came right at the end when Nick Newman scored the game winning drop goal with just a minute left to give Newcastle victory.

West Wales Raiders 10-72 Hunslet

Hunslet ran riot in the first half as a hat trick from Gareth Potts, two tries for Jack Lee and individual efforts from Jimmy Watson and Reece Dean, who also added six conversions, had the South Leeds side 40 points up at the break.

The Raiders got the first try of the second half as Robert Matamosi managed to get in and score. Phil Cowburn scored the conversion, meaning the Raiders made the most of their chance.

But once again, Hunslet ran riot as two tries for Vila Halafihi and Ben Heaton and individual efforts from Adam Robinson and Nathan Chappell completed the resounding victory for the promotion chasing side.

The last word would go to the hosts however as Matamosi grabbed his second try of the afternoon to get the Raiders into double figures.

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