A SECOND half onslaught saw Luctonians rack up 40 points with little reply from Doncaster Phoenix as they continue their push towards the play-offs.

Ryan Watkins' side go into their final league match at Lichfield on Saturday knowing that a play-off match for a place in the National League 2 North in secured, while if league leaders Scunthorpe drop points the Mortimer Park side could be crowned champions.

"There is always a chance and I wouldn't want to be Broadstreet (who host Scunthorpe) so they won't roll over and let them win the league," said Watkins

"At the same time Scunthorpe have picked up some form so it is tough to see them not winning it.

"We are concentrating on ourselves and winning the game at Lichfield as a home play-off will be huge for the club.

"We are expecting to play Blaydon which will be interesting as we both came down from National 2 North last season so know each other.

"Lichfield were relegated at the weekend so it is a bit of a dead rubber for them.

"It's an important game for us as if we win we are guaranteed a home play-off where as if we lose we could have to play away."

Despite struggling at times during the first half against Doncaster Phoenix the hosts were always in control with Josh Watkins opening the scoring with his 30th try of the season.

Hooker John Morris scored his first of two tries after an interception allowed him to run clear.

Phoenix responded when Callum Young was penalised for a tackle allowing the visitors to pull a score back.

Guy Kirkby took matters into his own hands before the break crossing the whitewash twice giving Lucs a 24-5 advantage.

After the break Watkins' side continued their onslaught with Kirkby completing his hat-trick with further tries by Aiden Cheshire x2, Morris, Isaac Fanueli and Will Burton

"The boys did really well although the first half was frustrating to watch," said Watkins.

"We came out in the second half and upped the tempo but kept the rugby simple which worked for us and we scored 40 points.

"I was impressed how the boys played against a good side with nothing to lose and they were tough to break down."