Coventry Bears got off the mark after an impressive 36-10 win against West Wales Raiders at Stebonheath Park.
A Peter Ryan double early on was the bench mark for the Bears. He grabbed his first after just three minutes, and then doubled his money after 21 minutes.
West Wales then responded through Marcus Webb five minutes later, but further tries from AJ Towse and Liam Welham had Coventry in control at the break.
The Raiders got the first try of the second half through Dafydd Phillips, and stayed in the game through much of the second half.
But a Dan Coates penalty, and further tries from Nathan Hill and Kieran Sherratt saw the scoreline blow out in the Bears’ favour.
West Wales Raiders: Will Ramsey, Uraia Naulusala, David Evans, Marcus Webb, Mike Holden, Rangi Chase, Fraser Stroud, Tom Morgan, Ashley Bateman, Morgan Evans, Rhys Davies, Callum Mulkeen, Joe Burke.
Subs: Morgan Allen, Dafydd Phillips, Sam Herron, Mike Connor.
Head Coach: Aaron Wood.
Coventry Bears: Nathan Hill, AJ Towse, Jack Dawson, Liam Welham, Reece Rance, David Scott, Dan Coates, Peter Ryan, Chris Cullimore, Bradley Ho, Jed Charlton, Sam Bowring, Kieran Sherratt.
Subs: Stefanos Bastas, Elliott Townsend, Josh Dunne, Ryan Langton.
Head Coach: Richard Squires
3 mins: TRY- Peter Ryan (Coventry Bears) 0-4
4 mins: CONVERSION- Dan Coates (Coventry Bears) 0-6
21 mins: TRY- Peter Ryan (Coventry Bears) 0-10
22 mins: CONVERSION- Dan Coates (Coventry Bears) 0-12
26 mins: TRY- Marcus Webb (West Wales Raiders) 4-12
37 mins: TRY- AJ Towse (Coventry Bears) 4-16
40 mins: TRY- Liam Welham (Coventry Bears) 4-20
40 mins: CONVERSION- Dan Coates (Coventry Bears) 4-22
45 mins: TRY- Dafydd Phillips (West Wales Raiders) 8-22
46 mins: CONVERSION- Will Ramsey (West Wales Raiders) 10-22
72 mins: PENALTY GOAL- Dan Coates (Coventry Bears) 10-24
74 mins: TRY- Nathan Hill (Coventry Bears) 10-28
75 mins: CONVERSION- Dan Coates (Coventry Bears) 10-30
80 mins: TRY- Kieran Sherratt (Coventry Bears) 10-34
80 mins: CONVERSION- Dan Coates (Coventry Bears) 10-36