Eaton demanding Hawks’ keep possession against Dons


Hunslet coach Barry Eaton believes a second win of the season is just around the corner – providing the Hawks keep hold of the ball.

Eaton’s men have not won since a 42-12 victory over Barrow Raiders on the opening weekend of the Kingstone Press Championship season.

Last week they lost 36-18 at Featherstone Rovers, following other defeats against Leigh Centurions and Dewsbury Rams, but Eaton’s faith remains undiminished.

Eaton said: “Although the score was against us at half time against Featherstone, we weren’t banging our heads against the wall in disgust at our own performance.

“It’s no coincidence that in our previous two defeats, our completion rate had been a big downfall for us. On Sunday we played the best side in the competition, but we were able to make the right decisions in the second half because our completion rate was in the right area.”

He added: “We’re confident going into this game against Doncaster. The belief and mentality within the camp is pretty good.

“We’re at home and confident, but we’re also aware that Doncaster are a good side. They look like they’re well and truly able to compete at this level.”

Hunslet are set to be unchanged from last week, while Mike Kelly and Chris Spurr could both come back into contention for the Dons.