Bears back to ‘skool’ on Saturday lunchtime.
London Skolars match preview
In a fixture sensibly brought forward a couple of hours so as not to clash with England v Sweden in the FIFA World Cup, Coventry Bears will be travelling down to the New River Stadium, Wood Green, Haringay North London for a 1pm lunch time fixture with London Skolars.
Travelling fans can see a good game of RL, but don’t need to miss the World Cup as they can see it on the big screen at the Skolars’ clubhouse.
We are now into the second half of the season, and yes we had a great time in the cup, and yes we smashed our attendance record twice, and yes we’ve gained many friends and admirers.
But the harsh truth is that the Bears have only won once in the League this season, and below us are Hemel who have also won once, and West Wales Raiders who haven’t won at all.
Above the Bears lie Saturday’s opponents London Skolars, who have won four games and drawn onegiving them nine points to Bears’ two. And then above the Skolars are North Wales Crusaders on eleven points.
At this moment in time, the Bears would be talked of in the same breath as Hemel and Raiders, but with home games coming up against these two teams and an away fixture also at Raiders, a realistic ambition for the second half of the season would be to catch up with the Skolars and Cru.
It is only a few weeks since the corresponding home fixture against the London outfit, and the game was agonisingly close, the Bears missing out 20-28, as they faded towards the end, so revenge would be sweet indeed.
19 man Squad vs London Skolars, Away
Kam Pearce Paul
Liam Rice Wilson
Mal Lloyd Jones
Chris Barratt ©