Sunday's gloom as described in ickledot's previous post was actually a continuation from Saturday which was just as cloudy and dull with only occasional glimpses of brightness. Doncaster Knights were facing local rivals Rotherham Titans in the latest round of British Irish Cup games. While Knights had no hopes of progressing further in the competition it was still a day for celebration at Castle Park as winger Dougie Flockhart was playing in his 200th game.
A great achievement indeed, a feat managed only once before in the history of the club. Dougie led his team out and then went on to play a key role in the game that followed.
You'll know the result by now. Knights came out on top in an extremely close encounter. They crossed the tryline only once with a score from Ben Hunter so Dougie's points with the boot proved particularly significant in a 16-12 win. You can read a more detailed description of the game on the Knights' website.
You'll have become aware that ickledot has little idea of rugby tactics (though he is learning). The only way he can judge whether a player has made a marked contribution to a game is if he's photographed more than others.
In this match Dougie was pictured a lot, possibly a greater number of times than during any other Knights game ickledot has had the privilege to photograph. From kick off to end of match guard of honour he was there in the viewfinder. So well done to him - a great game and a great career (far from over btw - plenty to follow).
He also featured in the post match presentation (see below) both as man of the match and for his magnificent '200 Up'. You can see more pictures from the game over on Flickr. Back to the league for the Knights next Saturday with a trip to Bedford Blues. For ickledot it's a visit to Sandal Rugby Club.
Dougie post match with fellow 200 man, Glen Kenworthy