Doncaster took a firm grip on the first half of this crunch League 1 clash with Workington Town struggling to keep up with their visitors.

Nothing seems to be coming off for the home side in the first 40 minutes with their opponents looking dangerous on every attack.

Doncaster hold an 18-0 lead at the break with the winners of this game looking to secure the win that might give them a home tie in the play-offs.

There were some tough tussles from the off as both sides looked to get on top.

Town had to defuse an early high ball from their visitors and at the opposite end of the field Calvin Wellington was causing some problems but his final ball just couldn't find Jonathan Walsh and the attack was defused.

It was Doncaster who got the first points on the board and it came from a great offload from the experienced Rangi Chase.

His pass released Frankie Mariano and Town just could not hang on to the Doncaster players as it also went through the hands of Jason Tali before reaching Thomas Halliday who touched down. Matty Beharrell added the extras.

It was a tough game and Town were nearly caught out again as Doncaster's quick hands saw the ball travel to Halliday and only a last ditch tackle from Jamie Doran and Wellington ckept him out.

But Doncaster were not giving up and they flung it right across the field where Scott Rooke and Perry Singleton had to combine to deny them again.

On 22 minutes they extended their lead as a kick to the left hand side was palmed inside by Halliday to Jason Tali and the centre dotted the ball over the line, with Beharrell again on target to make it 12-0.

Declan O'Donnell looked to cross the line and try and get Town back in the game but the move was pulled back for an obstruction by referee Gareth Hewer.

But again it was Doncaster who got further ahead as they took advantage of a Town mistake to break away with Beharrell doing enough to stretch his arm over the line and add the goal for 18-0.

Town marched downfield after a couple of penalties in succession but they couldn't seem to find any way through the tough Doncaster defence.

And on the break Doncaster were looking dangerous with Town scrambling on several occasions to stop them getting any further ahead before the break.