League One: Doncaster continue to impress at the top end

Doncaster moved up to second in the table after making it five wins in six with a 54-14 win over bottom side Oxford.


Liam Welham scored a hat-trick while Louis Sheriff crossed for a brace and Makali Aizue, Tom Carr, Kyle Kesik, Jordie Hedges and Ryan Wright each went over once for in-form Doncaster.

Aaron Nicholson, Clark McAllister and Harvey Burnett were the tryscorers in a ninth defeat in as many games for Oxford this season.

Ayden Faal scored two first-half tries for Hunslet Hawks as they defeated Gloucestershire All Golds 26-18.

The hosts had not played for two weeks but were unable to use that to their advantage in the first period as Faal crossed twice and George Flanagan also went over, with Josh Allison providing the All Golds’ only try in a half they ended 16-6 behind.

Hunslet’s Michael Haley and Gloucestershire’s Chris Barlow traded tries before Jack Lee’s four-pointer made sure of victory for the Hawks, although Lamont Bryan touched down late on for a consolation score.

London Skolars surrendered an 18-point lead before recovering to beat second-placed Keighley Cougars 30-20.

The Skolars took control in the opening period thanks to tries from Erjon Dollapi, Aaron Small and Papua New Guinea international Israel Eliab, all converted by Charlie Lawrence.

Second-half scores from Ross Peltier, Ritchie Hawkyard, Vinny Finigan and James Feather, plus two conversions from Adam Brook, put the Cougars two points ahead, but Sam Druce squeezed over to restore the hosts’ lead before Ben Gray’s try and a conversion and a penalty from Lawrence sealed victory.