Foley has a plan to up­set Carnegie

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CHAR­LIE Foley is hop­ing Don­caster can con­tinue their win­ning start to the sea­son with a se­cond derby suc­cess in the space of eight days.

In beat­ing Rother­ham 44-0 last week­end, the Knights did a de­mo­li­tion job ev­ery bit as good as the bull­doz­ers who’ve knocked down the fa­mous South Stand at Head­in­g­ley, the three-sided venue for to­day’s game against York­shire Carnegie.

Foley said: “It’s a good ground and I re­ally like play­ing there. I’ve won a Var­sity match at Head­in­g­ley when I was a stu­dent in Leeds but, against Carnegie them­selves, I’ve been there twice with Mose­ley and last sea­son with Rother­ham and got a hid­ing each time.

“It’s their first home game of the sea­son and they’ll want to get off to a good start, and the fact it’s a derby al­ways adds a bit of spice. But we go there con­fi­dent that we have the game-plan to get a re­sult.”

Foley, start­ing at full­back in an un­changed Knights XV, will square up against his for­mer Col- ston’s school­mate Ge­orge Watkins who is on the wing for Carnegie.

Head coach James Lowes has made only one change to the team that beat Not­ting­ham last time out with winger Harry Davies, who joined on loan last week from Bath, get­ting his first chance to im­press.

There are three more changes on the bench for York­shire Carnegie. Mike May­hew and Richard Beck re­turn from in­jury to re­place Ross Graham and Lewis Wil­son. Prop El­liot Mil­lar-Mills, who has joined on loan from Caldy, could make his de­but af­ter re­plac­ing James Thraves.

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