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The search continues, two home games coming up...
After two away games of contrasting types, the Raiders now have two consecutive home games as they search for the first elusive result of the season. First up is Hunslet on Saturday 4th August and then high flying York City Knights on Saturday 11th August. The earlier away fixtures against the visitors resulted in 86-0 and 144-0 defeats. Hopefully scores like this will not be repeated. The recent defeats at Coventry Bears and Hemel Stags resulted in very contrasting post match comments; it is a very tough division and a very tough sport. Nobody will give an inch and no team wants to be the first to not beat the Raiders.
Results, attendances and fixtures 2018
The complete 2018 results and attendances plus remaining fixtures for the West Wales Raiders are shown below. All home games are played at Stebonheath Park in Llanelli, kick off times are generally 3pm and matches are played on either Saturday or Sunday. The list below highlights the games which are not Sunday matches. Evening matches generally kick off at 7.45pm but a rare in this division and generally are re-arranged fixtures.
The tough season continues for the West Wales Raiders
West Wales Raiders suffered two consecutive 102-6 defeats in their last two away matches at Oldham and at Featherstone's ground where they played Doncaster who moved the fixture for pitch improvement reasons. The west Wales based club have had a very tough 2018 and have conceded over 100 points on four occasions so far. Next up is a home match on Satrurday 21st July v Workington, kick off 3pm at Stebonheath.
New Head Coach for 2019...
West Wales Raiders have announced the appointment of Australian Kim Williams as their new head coach for the 2019 seasonand beyond. The announcement was finally made on Thursday 28th June after much speculation amongst fans as to what was happening following the departure of Phil Carleton. The official website covers the story and some background in great detail.
The search continues...
West Wales Raiders are having a very tough 2018 season. They are still searching for their first victory and have suffered some heavy defeats in recent weeks plus a disappointing home reverse against fellow strugglers Hemel Stags. The season continues after coming back from Keighley, the club look forward to welcoming mid table Whitehaven to Stebonheath for a 3pm on 23rd June. The visitors have had a mixed season to date having won seven and lost six of their thirteen games to date.
Massive game for West Wales Raiders - v Hemel.
Hemel Stags come to Stebonheath on Saturday 9th June in a clash between the two sides locked at the foot of championship league one. Both teams have lost every game they have played in the league this season, so something has to give on Saturday in the 3pm kick off at Stebonheath. The West Wales Raiders scored 20 points last time out against Newcastle Thunder and took a 10 point lead before falling away in the latter stages and conceded 82 points in another heavy defeat. Hemel have also had some big losses but travel to West Wales having put in a battling display last time out v Bradford Bulls.
Newcastle Thunder is 1pm kick off
All supporters - please note the match between West Wales Raiders and Newcastle Thunder on Sunday 3rd June will kick off at 1pm.
What is on the horizon?
The tough fixtures in West Wales raiders first full season in League One have continued in recent weeks and heavy home defeats at the hands of Doncaster and Oldham have underlined the strength in the division. Next up is a trip to the Leeds area of Yorkshire to play Hunslet before the Raiders welcome Newcastle Thunder on 3rd June and then Hemel to Stebonheath on June 9th. The game against fellow strugglers Hemel should be the most competitive and closely fought of the season. Please note the Newcastle match kicks off at 1pm.
Back on home soil...
After what can only be described as a difficult few away trips, the West Wales Raiders make their long awaited return to Stebonheath Park in Llanelli on Sunday 13th May when they entertain Doncaster RLFC. The very heavy defeats at York City Knights and Bradford Bulls have highlighted what a tough division this is and Sunday's match will also be a big challenge. Doncaster sit third in League One having won six and lost two of their eight league games to date. Their defeats coming against York and Bradford!
Difficult start to 2018..
The West Wales Raiders have had a difficult start to 2018 suffering five consecutive heavy defeats in their opening cup and league fixtures. It has been a tough baptism for the rebranded club and a steep learning curve. The next two fixtures are away to York City Knights and then Bradford Bulls, before the club welcome Oldham to Stebonheath.