Sharlston receive injury boost ahead of Doncaster Challenge Cup clash

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SHARLSTON Rovers have received good news on the injury front ahead of Saturday’s big Carnegie Challenge Cup third round game at Doncaster.

The Weeland Road club had concerns over Tom Wandless (dead leg) and Scott Glassell (elbow) following their 26-12 defeat at Drighlington in the league on Saturday.

But both are expected to be fit and available for the trip to the Keepmoat Stadium with both injuries not being as serious as first feared.

Rovers’ preparations for the big cup clash didn’t go as smoothly as they would have hoped at Pennine League leaders Drighlington. Not only will Gordy Long’s side travel to Doncaster on the back of a defeat but also with the league title seemingly now out of their grasp.

Dons head coach Tony Miller was in attendance to do a scouting mission on Sharlston on Saturday but the Co-operative Championship 1 side will also go into the tie on the back of a defeat following their 25-8 loss at Barrow Raiders on Sunday.

Sharlston fans have been snapping-up match and travel tickets for Saturday’s game (kick-off 3pm).

Tickets for coach travel are priced at £6 for adults and free for children accompanying an adult.

Coaches will leave Weeland Road at 12.45pm and tickets are available from the clubhouse or by contacting a committee member.

Match tickets are priced at £10 for adults, £5 concessions, £2 children (aged between 5-16) and free for under-5s. They can be bought in advance by contacting the Keepmoat Stadium ticket office on 01302 762576 or by buying on the day from the ticket office. Tickets won’t be sold on the turnstiles.

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