NW Crusaders Report
Crusaders cruise to victory over Bears
North Wales Crusaders 42 Coventry Bears 6
Coventry Bears poor form in the League continued in Wrexham, where they were put to the sword by a resurgent Crusaders side who put in seven tries against one in reply for the Bears.
Three hundred attended the game at the Queensway Stadium in Wrexham, with a sprinkling of Bears fans making the trip.
The Bears were out of the starting blocks and looking keen to erase the memories of recent disappointing games, but it was invevitably the home side who scored first as Tom Johnson crossed the line. The Bears replied with some pressure and some effective kicking from Ben Stead which had the home side troubled.
Crusaders regrouped as Ollie Ashall sped down the wing to extend their lead, and Tom Johnson added a second try for himself to put the score at 18-0.
A glimmer of hope came for the Bears as the home side were reduced to 12 men following a dangerously high tackle. Reece Rancefound himself on the end of Kam Pearce-Pauls pass to score for the Bears on the 35th minute putting the score at a respectable 18-6 at half time.
However, that was as good as it was going to be for the Bears as Wrexham repeated their first half performance with a series of four well-worked tries from Lyons, Bloomfield, Moor and Ashall once more.Tommy Johnson also had a faultless kicking game converting all of his sides seven tries.
The second half almost ended on a high note for the Bears as Pearce Paul sprinted to the line, only to be intercepted at the last second by Cru’s Aaron Moore.
The Bears have no fixture planned for next weekend, giving Head Coach Tom Tsang and his players time to reflect and regroup.