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Coventry Bears to powerful for Peterlee Pumas

Coventry Editorial 3rd Sep, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

POWER and pace proved to be the two key attributes for the Bears as they demolished Peterlee Pumas 78-6 in the Conference League Division Three.

With three tries in the opening 14 minutes including two for the home side, it was clear from the outset that this was going to be quite an open affair at the Xcel Leisure Centre on Saturday.

Aussie prop Kenny Kelliher proved to be the Bears lynch pin as he played a key role in their attack as the home side scored a further four tries before the half hour to give the Bears a lead of 30-6 at the break.

Afterwards Kelliher continued his dominance in the forward charge as he added two tries and a conversion to the score sheet.

Winger Liam Scott continued his good form with two scintillating runs form deep breaking the Pumas defence to score two further tries, taking his season total to nine.

And as the game seemed to turn into a training session late on centre Alex Mills-Barker rounded off the match by scoring his hat-trick.

“This was a great result and was good to bounce back from our defeat two weeks ago to Featherstone Lions.” said Bears managing director, Alan Robinson.

“It was pleasing to see some of the younger players in the club step up and perform well. Next week we play Blackbrook which will be a much tougher contest.”

Bears travel to Blackbrook this Saturday and are next in action at home when they host Crosfields on September 13.

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