Doncaster Knights secure crucial away victory over Ealing Trailfinders

Written by James Wilson

Doncaster Knights retained their position at the top of the RFU Championship table with an impressive 25-17 win away from home against Ealing Trailfinders.

Fly-half Billy McBryde scored a decisive try for the Knights in the 75th minute to deny hosts Ealing a losing bonus point.

It was a hard-fought victory for the Donny men, with third-placed Ealing providing a stern test for the league leaders.

The Knights opened the scoring with a try from Maliq Holden in the 13th minute, collecting well from a clever chip-kick from Sam Olver.

After Ealing had hit back through a try from David Johnston on 25 minutes, the visitors ensured they went in at the half-time break ahead as winger Maliq Holden finished his second try of the day.

With each side reduced to 14 men as Raymond Sid and Kyle Evans were sent to the sin bin for Ealing and Doncaster respectively, the home side were able to score the first points of the second period as Luke Daniels touched down for a try.

Raymond Sid again reduced the Knights’ lead with a try, the visitors had their work cut out to deny Ealing a losing bonus point.

Their pursuit of this goal ultimately proved successful, however, as Billy McBryde ran almost the length of the field to score the match’s pivotal try after intercepting an Ealing pass in his own half with just five minutes of action remaining.

Doncaster Knights will resume their RFU Championship campaign at home to Cornish Pirates on Saturday 12th March at Castle Park.

Written by James Wilson

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