Playing without a warm-up and straight off the bus, this was always going to be a tough task.
Warriors were effectively muscled out of quarter one, in this high tempo encounter.
Eagles used their big men to score easy lay-ups and gain "and1's". Warrior's reeled under the pressure. The first closed out 21-13.
The second saw Darius introduced for a quick deuce and then a long jumper just in the paint. But turnovers and fouls marred progress. Fergus found his range, but unrelenting pressure saw a half-time score of 49 to 26 in favour of the hosts.
More of the same in the 3rd, as the Eagles looked to continue the pressure. The game became a little stop-start deep in the third, Doncaster had moved out to a 64 to 34 lead. Darius went through a purple patch scoring eight quick points to take him to 13 going into the 4th.
Doncaster kept with their number 15 and 12, but looked to rotate their bench. Warriors worked away and narrowed the gap, but to no avail. The game finished a disappointing 88 to 64!
No fireworks on this bonfire night for the boys, but an experience of some old skool home team Northern refereeing!
Fergus 21 Darius 13 Yoshi 10
Match Report by Mark Garner