Warrington Wizards 36 Coventry Bears 16

Saturday 7th July 2012
Warrington Wizards 36 Coventry Bears 16
Conference League Three
At: Wilderspool
Kick-off: 2-30 pm
Admission: £4 including programme; Extra programme: £1
Weather: sunny
Attendance: 120 (headcount)
Duration (40): first-half: 40:12; second-half: 40:36

My interest in Rugby League has developed over the past couple of years, first due to Sky TV and then through watching the odd Super League game at St Helens (groundshare at Widnes), Salford City Reds (old Willows ground), Crusaders (at Wrexham), Widnes Vikings and Castleford Tigers. I recently became aware by reading the Rugby League section of the Non-League [Football] Matters forum that Conference League games were played during the summer mostly on Saturday afternoons. So, today, with the football friendlies on offer not appealing, I decided to study the Conference fixtures and found that Warrington Wizards played home games at Wilderspool, the former home of the Warrington Wolves. The Wizards built up a 20-point first-half lead and ran out 36-16 winners.