North beats West in League One Welsh derby

North Wales Crusaders beat West Wales Raiders 56-16 in the Welsh derby in League One today.

Two tries from Dave Eccleston and Rob Massam as well as efforts from Ben Stead, Warren Thompson, Steve Roper, Alex Eckley, Joe Ryan, Dante Morley Samuels and Lewis Fairhurst claimed the big win for the Crusaders.

The Raiders responded with tries from Mitchell Shaw, Steve Parry and Archie Snook, but they fell to another heavy defeat.

That win puts the Crusaders just three points off the playoffs. They have a week off now before they make journey north for a tricky game against Newcastle Thunder.

As for the Raiders, they remain rooted to the bottom of the table. They face a tougher affair as they travel to league leaders Whitehaven.

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