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Raiders beat Bears - A great victory and performance!
The West Wales Raiders put in a superb 80 minutes to register a comprehensive win against Coventry Bears who were blown away by the best performance from the Welsh outfit in years! The final score was 44-16 and it was very close to being 50! The scenes at the end highlighted how much this meant to players, officials and supporters. The players oozed confidence, tackled hard, offloaded superbly and passed crisply and accurately. Coventry were never in the game and the score probably flattered them! This result is a great one for all connected with the Raiders, and a huge boost for coach Kim Williams.
The next three fixtures...
Three big games coming up! Starting on Sunday, July 14 Keighley Cougars v West Wales Raiders at 15:00; then we have two home games at Stebonheath beginning with on Saturday, July 20 West Wales Raiders v Coventry Bears 15:00 - this game gives us our best chance to break the losing sequence which goes back nearly two years. As I write this we have suffered 47 consecutive defeats and these three games give us the oppurtunity not to reach the half century. The 50th game would be the scheduled match on Saturday, August 3 West Wales Raiders v Newcastle Thunder again st 15:00.
Some new blood but same old results...
West Wales Raiders travel to Oldham on Sunday 30th June, before welcoming Doncaster to Stebonheath on Saturday 6th July. These two fixtures are followed by a trip to Keighley Cougars to take on the team who until recently were below us in the league - thanks to their 12 point deduction, which has now been overtaken. The visit of Coventry Bears on 20th July may give the Raiders their best chance of a victory almost two years exactly since the last time the team won. 2019 has proved to be as tough as 2018....
Looking for that elusive result..
Up and coming games for West Wales Raiders and our next three matches are: Away on Saturday, June 15 London Skolars v West Wales Raiders at 15:00. Then on Saturday, June 22 West Wales Raiders entertain Hunslet again kick off is 15:00. And to round the month off on Sunday, June 30 it is Oldham v West Wales Raiders also at 15:00.
Up and coming fixtures...
The search for the first win since August 2017 continues and here are the up and coming fixtures for the West Wales Raiders over the next month. Two home games against Workington and Hunslet, with three tough away matches at Doncaster (again), London Skolars and Oldham at the endo of June. Good luck to all who pull on the jersey and welcome to new signings and those making returns.....
Another heavy defeat
Unsurprisingly West Wales Raiders exited the 1895 Cup at the first round stage going down 70-6 at Doncaster. The Raiders did actually take the lead before conceding a dozen tries in another heavy defeat. 2019 is shaping up to be another tough season as the club chases it first win since August 2017. The players have a chance to lick their wounds before returning to Doncaster on Sunday, May 26 for the league encounter between the two teams. This is followed by on Saturday, June 8 West Wales Raiders v Workington Town at Stebonheath and then on Saturday, June 15 away at London Skolars.
Oh dear, it does not get any easier.
In the Welsh derby North Wales Crusaders heaped more misery on West Wales Raiders with a thumping victory by 70 points to 8. (12 tries to 2). This was North Wales first win of the season and helped them bounce back after their Challenge Cup defeat by non league opposition the last time out. 2109 is shaping up to be another tough season for West Wales; and this was a match supporters and followers had hoped would herald the first positive result of the campaign, unfortunately it did not work out that way.
The search goes on
West Wales Raiders continue to search for their first win since the summer of 2017 and the visit of bottom club (albeit on points deducted) Keighley Cougars promises to be another tough test. The season started with high hopes and the pre season positivity was refreshing, however reality has dawned and WWR are once again being classed as "strugglers". The Welsh derby against North Wales Crusaders on Good Friday looks like being a must win game, as both teams have yet to break their ducks this season. Crusaders were also knocked out of the Challenge Cup by non league opponents.
Early kick off as the search continues...
After two consecutive defeats at Newcastle Thunder in the Challenge Cup and then in League 1, West Wales Raiders return to Stebonheath for a match against Whitehaven RLFC. The match takes place on Sunday 24th March with a kick off time of 11.00 am - however please check before travelling as there has been discussion regarding both the date and time for this fixture on the internet and as I write this piece conflicting informamation is still on different sites.
Newcastle upon Tyne and back & repeat once again...
The West Wales Raiders (WWR) are making the long trip to Newcastle upon Tyne on consecutive weekends, which will be a tough ask for all concerned. On 9th March (kick off 2.30pm) the two sices meet in a Challenge Cup match and then seven days later on 16th March they play a league 1 fixture with a 3.00pm kick off. The 2019 season has seen improved performances on the field for WWR but three consecutive wins means the club are still searching for that elusive win to break a long list of consecutive defeats. It is a tough and challenging sport and West Wales Raiders cannot expect any easy matches.
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