DONCASTER RLFC 22 CELTIC CRUSADERS 30
By Ian Golden
Celtic Crusaders edged a dramatic Northern Rail Cup tie on Friday night, beating a well-disciplined Doncaster side 30-22 at the Keepmoat Stadium.
They now need to beat London Skolars at the Brewery Field next Saturday evening to seal the group and qualify for the last 16 as champions.
On this form, Doncaster will be one of the favourites for promotion from National League Two this year and Sheffield Eagles, who suffered a shock 50-32 home defeat to London Skolars on Friday night, need to watch their backs as they face a tough game at the Don Valley next week.
Due to the signings that Doncaster have made over the past fortnight, this game proved to be the potential problem fixture for the Crusaders in their Northern Rail Cup campaign as they pushed the Crusaders throughout the whole game and were unlucky not to emerge triumphant.