Town see off Raiders rally
WEST Wales Raiders went down 66-22 at Workington Town in rugby league’s Betfred League 1.
The Llanelli-based side threatened a shock second-half rally at one stage, but in the end the home side proved too strong.
The Raiders, who broke their long losing sequence last month with a superb win over Coventry Bears, went behind in the second minute to a try by Jonathan Walsh.
But the visitors refused to be intimidated in the early exchanges and drew level minutes later when Phil Cowburn crossed for a try he converted himself.
However, the home side gradually took command as the first half wore on with four more tries to open up a 30-6 lead at the interval.
But it was the Welsh side who emerged with more purpose after the break, with Paddy Jennings crossing for the second try and Cowburn adding the extras.
And when Sam Baker crossed and Cowburn again converted, suddenly the deficit had been reduced to just 30-18.
Workington again wrested back control and four more scores took them out of reach. Michael Sabour grabbed a late consolation for the Raiders but the hosts were ultimately comfortable winners.
There is a Welsh derby at Stebonheath on Saturday with the Raiders entertaining North Wales Crusaders (3pm).