SWINDON Storm will look to bounce back from a crushing 51-0 defeat to Bournemouth Bobcats last weekend as they take on Jurassic Coast Raptors in a double-header with their junior team, Thames Valley Tigers, on Sunday.

Tigers – who were formed in partnership between Storm and Berkshire Renegades – face Cambridgeshire Cats (12pm) in an U19 fixture before the senior team takes to the pitch (3pm).

Entry is free for both games and the club are putting on refreshments and activities for watching fans.

Storm defensive coordinator Rich Westley insists the Raptors will present his side with a tough challenge at the weekend, but has backed his players to respond to their thumping defeat in the best possible way.

He said: “It will be a really tough game. We don’t have any easy games in this league, at least not on paper, and we know Jurassic have recruited well.

“We haven’t played them for a few years due to the restructuring of the leagues, but we’re looking forward to facing them again.

“We’ve done some video review of them and we do believe we can bounce back and get the win.

“Discipline is key, and showing that same heart and desire that the guys displayed last week.

“We want to come back this week looking to prove a point, rather than taking that defeat as a negative. We want to use it as a positive and come back strong.”

With several key members of their squad set to return this weekend, Westley is confident of a second win of the season if every player executes their set plans efficiently.

He said: “We just ask that everyone competes on both sides of the ball at every snap.

“It’s important that everyone keeps to their assignments and it’s about executing with all 11 players on the pitch.

“Once that is done, we should be able to stop anything that comes our way and drive the ball down field.

“It’s about execution and making sure we’re not giving away too many penalties, so any good work that is done isn’t undone by having to move the ball back.”