Workington thrash West Wales to boost playoff hopes

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Workington Town thrash West Wales Raiders 58-12 at Stebonheath Park on Saturday to boost their playoff hopes.

It was a fast start by Town, who scored 12 points in the opening 12 minutes as first Gordon Maudling and then Fuifui Moimoi scored tries within two minutes of each other. Both were converted  by Carl Forber.

They then added three more tries before the break as Sean Penkywicz, Perry Singleton and Stevie Scholey all crossed the tryline. Two of them were converted by Forber, meaning the Town had a 28 point lead at half time.

The visitors started the second half in similar fashion as Ryan Fieldhouse added to their lead. Forber was once again on target with the conversion to stretch their lead out to 34 points.

But then the Raiders had something to show for their efforts as Phil Cowburn managed to get over. He then converted his try to get the Raiders on the board.

Any hope of a comeback was firmly put to bed as Workington grabbed three tries in ten minutes. Declan O’Donnell, Sam Hopkins and Oliver Wilkes all scored. They were all converted by Forber to bring Town past 50 points.

The Raiders then grabbed another try as David Evans managed to get through and score. Cowburn was again on target with the conversion to bring West Wales into double figures.

But the last word would go to Workington as Blain Marwood managed to get over to complete the rout. Forber converted to complete a brilliant win for Town.

That result has made sure Workington have kept up the pace with the chasing pack in the race to get into the playoffs. They welcome Coventry Bears next Sunday.

As for the Raiders, they put in a valiant effort, they remain without a win this season. They travel to London Skolars next Saturday.

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