West Wales Raiders created history yesterday, picking up their first ever professional win after toppling Coventry 44-16.
Since rebranding from the South Wales Ironmen to the Raiders in 2017 following a takeover, they had lost their previous 43 fixtures, conceding 66 points per game on average.
They had suffered defeat in each of their 15 Betfred League 1 matches this year, scoring just 128 points in the process.
Nevertheless, they claimed the biggest win by a professional South Wales-based club since 2013 with victory over the Bears at Stebonheath Park.
🏉☠️Great to see the players,coaching staff and supporters all celebrating together. pic.twitter.com/iZybmOpQMd
— West Wales Raiders (@WWRaidersRL) July 20, 2019
They led 20-0 at the break thanks to tries from Dalton Desmond-Walker, Ash Bateman, Morgan Evans and Archie Snook.
A Reece Rance try early in the second half threatened a comeback from the visitors, but second scores for Bateman and Snook, plus a try for Stephen Parry, completed a superb afternoon for the Raiders, despite Coventry crossing twice late on through Errol Carter and Cobi Green.
They are next in action on August 3 against Newcastle Thunder, who are currently second in the league with 10 wins from their opening 15 games.