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Heavy defeat for Coventry Bears at home to Swinton Lions

Steve Carpenter 15th Jun, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A SIZZLING first half performance by Swinton saw them score eight tries as they comfortably beat Coventry Bears 78-8 in the Kingstone Press League One at the Butts Park Arena.

Swinton ran rings around the hosts on Sunday afternoon, putting 42 points past them in the opening period whilst the Bears failed to put any on the scoreboard.

Shaun Robinson scored twice in the opening period as Swinton’s consistent speed and power gained them important metres.

Youngster Aaronson drove over the line for the first try on five minutes and a second came courtesy of Rob Lever.

Aaronson soon ran in for his second and Chris Atkin got in on the act with 20 minutes gone after being able to run around the Bears defence without any trouble.

Robinson then set up Andy Ackers to cross under the sticks as the visitors took complete control of the match.

And another three tries in the space of ten minutes from Stuart Littler, Ben White and Robinson to give the visitors a healthy 42 point lead at half-time.

It was a case of damage limitation for the hosts after the re-start but Swinton came out raring to go as Robinson was the first on the scoresheet.

He was soon followed followed by White after Atkin had broken down the tackle on the right and Littler scored his second try of the game.

Ben Auston stormed through the Bears defence to score a 12th try for Swinton, which was converted by Atkin to push them 62-0 in front.

The Bears did continue to put up a fight and on 58 minutes Jamahl Hunte crossed over the line for their first try and six minutes later Billy Sheen scored a second.

But the mini revival soon came to and end as the Lions came back to score three tries in the space of ten minutes through Ackers, Aaron Lloyd and a hat-trick try from Robinson to consign the hosts to their heaviest defeat of the season.

This Sunday Bears travel to South Wales Scorpions.

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