Hunslet Hawks 32 Doncaster 12: Kain’s treble the highlight of Hunslet’s fine triumph

Andy Kain.
Andy Kain.
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Hunslet bounced back from last weekend’s heavy defeat at the hands of promotion favourites Bradford as they picked up a valuable win over Doncaster.

The hosts took the lead when Andy Kain intercepted and raced 80 metres for the opening try.

Doncaster hit back to level and then take the lead through tries by Stewart Sanderson and Curtis Naughton, with the former converting one.

However the advantage swung back the way of the hosts right on half-time as Jimmy Watson connected with a Danny Ansell kick to take the Hawks ahead. The second half was much better from the Hawks whose attack looked much like it did in previous games, with the luck they had lacked so far, returning.

Former Featherstone three-quarter Kain completed his hat-trick and powerful forward Brad Brennan also scored, taking numerous defenders with him across the line.

Danny Ansell kicked six goals for the Hawks as they finished well on top to record their second win of the campaign and one that looks set to improve as their attack finally clicks into gear.

There was one sour note towards the end when Hunslet substitute George Flanagan and Donny replacement Russell Spiers were both sin-binned after an off-the-ball incident.

Hunslet: Watson, Duckworth, Keinhorst, Maun, Finigan, Kain, Ansell, Yates, Lee, Mulhern, Casey, Walters, Mackay. Subs: Flanagan, Brennan, Briscoe, Lyons.

Doncaster: Naughton, Scott, Cowling, Waterman, Sanderson, Cooke, Wilkinson, Carbutt, Kesik, Waller, Turgut, Snich, Emmett. Subs: Howarth, Robinson, Spiers, Tyson-Wilson.

Referee: Andy Sweet.

Attendance: 498.