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MIXED FORTUNES FOR BRISTOL SONICS

Cooperative Rugby League Conference West MidlandsBristol Sonics 52 – 12 Telford RaidersCooperative Rugby League Conference West Of England DivisionGloucestershire Warriors 66 – 22 Bristol Sonics ABristol Sonics piled on the points against Telford Raiders at Aretians on Saturday to continue their fine start to the season, but there was less good news for the club’s second XIII.While the firsts were racking up ten tries against a youthful Telford team, Sonics’ seconds succumbed to a 66-22 away defeat at Gloucestershire Warriors – the club’s biggest loss to their local rivals in three seasons.There were no such worries for Bristol’s first team, who were in total control throughout against a well organized but relatively inexperienced Telford side who fielded 10 players under the age of 20. The Sonics could have scored within the first minute, but dropped the ball with the line begging. The Raiders then wasted a great opportunity to put Bristol under pressure after forcing a goal line drop-out, only to see Sonics centre

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