Championship 1  Sunday 30th September 2012  Halliwell Jones Stadium  Att: 6,409

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Craig Fawcett

Lee Waterman

Stewart Sanderson

GOAL SCORERS:

Tom Hodson

Tom Hodson

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Aaron Low

Chris Larkin

GOAL SCORERS:

Andy Ballard

Andy Ballard

DROP GOAL SCORERS:

Scott Kaighan

Full Report

Match Official: J Leahy


Doncaster edge unlucky Barrow

Barrow were cursing their luck after having three second-half tries disallowed in Sunday\'s 16-13 Co-operative Championship 1 play-off final defeat at Warrington\'s Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Both teams have earned promotion to an expanded Championship, along with Whitehaven and Workington, but it is Doncaster who will go up as champions following their hard-fought victory.

Barrow, who won at Doncaster in the first round of the play-offs, led thanks to centre Chris Larkin\'s early try but Doncaster winger Stu Sanderson brought the scores level with a 12th-minute touchdown.

The Cumbrians stretched their lead to 7-4 at half-time with a penalty from Andy Ballard and a drop goal by stand-off Scott Kaighan and they threatened for much of the second half without being able to supply the finishing touches.

Winger James Nixon got over the line early in the second half only to have the try disallowed for a knock-on and captain Liam Harrison was brought back for a forward pass.

Doncaster, on the other hand, scored tries through full-back Lee Waterman and scrum-half Craig Fawcett from their only two meaningful attacks of the second half and, with Tom Hodson adding both conversions, they established a 16-7 lead after an hour.

Larkin became the third Barrow player to have a try disallowed before centre Aaron Low finally got over the line for a legitimate score but it came too late to affect the outcome.

Match Action

  • 76m
    goal

    Andy Ballard

    Barrow

  • 76m
    try

    Aaron Low

    Barrow

  • 57m
    try

    Craig Fawcett

    Doncaster

  • 57m
    goal

    Tom Hodson

    Doncaster

  • 45m
    try

    Lee Waterman

    Doncaster

  • 45m
    goal

    Tom Hodson

    Doncaster

  • 45m
    interchange_off

    Kyle Kesik

    Doncaster

  • 45m
    interchange_on

    Grant Edwards

    Doncaster

  • 39m
    dropgoal

    Scott Kaighan

    Barrow

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Russ Spires

    Doncaster

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    Liam Cunningham

    Doncaster

  • 25m
    goal

    Andy Ballard

    Barrow

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Liam Campbell

    Barrow

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Andrew Dawson

    Barrow

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Jamie Butler

    Barrow

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Liam Finch

    Barrow

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Ruairi McGoff

    Barrow

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Ryan Duffy

    Barrow

  • 21m
    interchange_on

    Nathan Powley

    Doncaster

  • 21m
    interchange_off

    Mike Emmett

    Doncaster

  • 19m
    interchange_on

    Craig Robinson

    Doncaster

  • 19m
    interchange_off

    Mark Castle

    Doncaster

  • 15m
    interchange_off

    James Gordon

    Barrow

  • 15m
    interchange_on

    Martin Ostler

    Barrow

  • 11m
    try

    Stewart Sanderson

    Doncaster

  • 4m
    try

    Chris Larkin

    Barrow