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Skolars Preview

 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

  1. Jason Bass

  2. Hayden Freeman

  3. Jacob Ogden

  4. Kam Pearce Paul

  5. Harry Chapman

  6. Liam Rice Wilson

  7. Ben Stead

  8. Chris Vitalini

  9. Zak Williams

  10. Mal Lloyd Jones

  11. Kieran Sherratt

  12. Chris Barratt ©

  13. Ash Bateman

  14. Brad Sheridan

  15. James Geurtjens

  16. Peter Ryan

  17. James Mason

  18. Errol Carter

  19. John Aldred


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