Round 11 - Norths vs. Manly

 
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 8:45 am    Post subject: Round 11 - Norths vs. Manly Reply with quote

This weekend the Bears travel to Brookvale for a classic local Derby against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles to be played prior to the first grade match between Manly and the Melbourne Storm on Saturday 20th May.

Jersey Flegg will play at 3:45 p.m. followed by the the Premier League match at 5:15 p.m. The first grade match between Melbourne and Manly will begin at 7:30 p.m.

THIS WEEKENDS TEAMS

North Sydney Premier League v Manly-Warringah
1. Andrew Moodie
2. Daniel Watkins
3. Ryan Shortland
4. Filinga Filiga
5. Karl Johnson
6. Daniel Russell (c)
7. James Maloney
8. Aaron Trinder
9. Ben Ellis
10. Ben Cross
11. Scott Perrin
12. Chris Saab
13. Luke Fatnowna

14. Ryan Russell
15. Bede Tuohy
16. Michael Harper
17. Richard Retimana
18. Brad Domek
19. Anthony Beare
22. Eddie Sua


North Sydney Jersey Flegg v Manly-Warringah
1. Daniel Phillips
2. Matt McDougall
3. Chris Heasman
4. Jason Saliba
5. Ryan Wilson
6. Blayden Baird
7. Liam Foran
8. Tupou Peaua
9. Chris Dears
10. Pio Rokomaqisa
11. Mick Morris
12. Arnold Mano
13. Blayne Davis

14. Tala Ah-Fa
15. James Vainakolo
16. Michael Jones
17. Sean Bovis
18. Gavin Duncan
19. Tim McDonald
20. Mafi Lolohea
21. Paddy Kilmurray
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Mighty Bears have to win this weekend. Wouldn't be surprised if Matthew Bartlett is the only change. Great to see Michael Harper back from injury. Play with pride this weekend Bears against our traditonal arch rivals - this is the game we love to win - Bears against Manly on their turf. Remember fellas what it is like to wear the red and black colours and represent the North Sydney Bears. Play with aggression, pride, keeness, loyalty and intensity. Wish I could make it - ah memories of watching us beat Manly 41 - 8 at NSO wasn't that a great day - giving it to Hoppa, Toovey and Menzies. Looking forward to the following weekend I can finally make it to Bear Park.
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MANLY PREMIER LEAGUE: Willie Bishop, Mitch Creary, Sean Dalton, Wes Tillott, Sean Meaney, J P Cherry (c), Michael Witt, Sione Finefeuiaki, Matt Ballin, Kyle Arnold, Jim Curtis, Mark Offerdahl, Todd Barrow
Interchange: James Mortimer

MANLY JERSEY FLEGG: Rodney Peake, Andrew Everingham, Sam Key, Daniel Harrison, Tim Mortimer, Harry Berryman, Aaron Groom, Vic Mauro, Wayne Boorer, Chris Trembath, Jay Heming, Mitchell Taueli, John O’Sullivan
Interchange: J P Hawach, Inoke Tapaatoutai, Trent Reilly, Sean Rath, Trent Rose

- While we will be missing Feeney and Walker, Manly will also be missing a few of their best players because they have also been called up to NRL.
- Kyle Arnold has been named in Manly's line-up for the first time this year.
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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How did we go?

Billy Ngawi(cantremember last name, having guess at spelling) is playing for C*nterbury today
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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Premier League put in a much better performance this weekend and came away with a 14-all draw against Manly.

Try scorers were Ben Cross, Ryan Shortland and Matthew Bartlett. Daniel Russell kicked 1 goal.

Manly scored first after 20 minutes. It was a bit unlucky for the Bears because we had charged down their kick but Manly regathered and had another set and were able to score. The Bears came back and were leading 8-6 at halftime after tries from Cross and Shortland. Manly scored two tries in the second half to lead 14-8. The Bears were able to level the scored with 19 minutes to go when Bartlett scored. The Bears did have a few sets attacking the Manly line but opted not to go for a field goal. When Manly were attacking the Bears line near the end of the game Michael Witt had a field goal attempt that fell just short of the crossbar. Then right near the end Manly were able to stop field goal attempts from Daniel Russell and James Maloney.

We were pretty unlucky not to win. I thought we were the better team. Daniel Russell would usually have kicked the two goals he missed. Luckily for us Michael Witt (the top pointscorer in PL) wasn't able to convert two of Manly's tries.

I thought it was a great team effort. There were no real standouts. Every player contributed.


Jersey Flegg also performed better this weekend. Manly led only 8-nil at halftime and one of the tries was very unlucky after Manly scooped up a ball and ran 40m to score.
In the second half our defence couldn't hold Manly out and we lost the match 30-nil.

I thought Arnold Mano was one of the best players for the Bears. He is having a really good season so far after being mainly a bench player last year.

Our attack has been effected by the loss of James Maloney to Premier League. Liam Foran wasn't there and Gavin Duncan didn't play because he was playing for NSW Universities. So we struggled without a proper halfback. Hopefully we can start scoring some points next week. I am worried that the Central Coast Rip will soon have a better attacking record than us.


Here are some stats for our first 10 games in both grades: http://www.mightybears.com/viewtopic.php?t=1460
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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to see the Bears get a draw and not lose. Looking at the positives our defence was a lot better. Next week we may see a turnaround with a win. With possibly Feeney and Walker back we will have a stronger team to face the Raiders. Watching this game and looking forward to supporting the Bears.
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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So close but a damn good improvement from thesounds ofthings
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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeh it was good to see the Bears walk away with a draw rather then a flogging like the past couple of games. However, I was quite surprised that Daniel Russell did not make those conversions when he has in the past.

But I think everyone worked really well and they came out fighting. I was glad I was able to see it.
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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully our Premier League team has turned a corner now.

I don't think Feeney or Walker would be in the Storm's full strength side. It would be great to have them every week.
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Match report -

http://www.northsydneybears.com.au/Bears%20Den/Match%20Reports/Reports/20060520-plr11jf11.htm

AND

Premier League Photos -

http://www.northsydneybears.com.au/Photos/Premier%20League/20060520r11vmanly/20060520r11vmanly.htm

Jersey Flegg Photos -

http://www.northsydneybears.com.au/Photos/Jersey%20Flegg/20060520r11vmanly/20060520r11vmanly.htm
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An excellent performance in both grades, even Jersey Flegg despite the final result. In Premier League, Norths was attacking the line with seven minutes to go. I thought that they should have gone for a field goal to put us up 15-14 rather than go for the bomb. Dan Russell played the best game I've seen him play for Norths. He defended well, attacked well and kicked well. The only thing that let him down was his usually spot-on goalkicking. The Melbourne contingent all put in good solid games, and they had great support from Norths own players.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.northshoretimes.com.au/article/2006/05/23/1110_sports.html

Bears' big draw proves a point

David Rowlands

23May06

IT'S often said in rugby league that a drawn game is like kissing your sister, but North Sydney came away from Brookvale Oval on Saturday feeling like they had just enjoyed a memorable rendezvous with Miss World.


The 14-14 result against Manly wasn't so much a point lost, but a largely unexpected point gained.

Having conceded nearly 100 points in their previous two outings, Norths were at astronomical odds to overcome their most bitter rivals, who beat the Bears comfortably last month at North Sydney Oval.

Captain Daniel Russell revealed that the side spent almost the entire week working on their leaky defence and didn't touch a ball until their final training session.

``We've turned our season around,'' Russell declared.

``We aimed up and didn't take a backward step.''

His coach, Josh White, summed up the significance of their spirited display by saying: ``Getting one point at Brookie is like getting two at most other grounds''.

With that notion in mind, the Bears broke into their victory song anyway in the bowels of the dark, dingy dressing room they were banished to, in the grounds of St Augustine's College, across the road from the oval.

They probably had every right to claim it as a moral victory, too, and in the end they really should have bagged the extra point.

The Bears had a handful of decent opportunities in the closing stages to break the deadlock, yet lacked the necessary composure.

Three field goal shots in the closing stages were rushed, while a perfect set-up was neglected because it wasn't on the last tackle.

A difficult penalty kick at goal was spurned with just over 10 minutes remaining and they also had a strong claim to a penalty in front of the posts on the final siren when a Manly player appeared to pick the ball up in an offside position from a re-bound.

Centre Ryan Shortland was also stopped agonisingly short of the tryline soon after and attempted a miracle flick pass that went over the head of an unmarked winger Karl Johnson, who would love to have grabbed the winning try against his former club.

Earlier, Johnson had put Norths in front 8-6 at halftime when he ran onto a neat short ball from Russell.

Two quick Sea Eagles tries early in the second half seemed a sign that the floodgates would open, however it was the underdogs who crossed next, and last, via Matthew Bartlett.

Norths are hoping that the confidence gained from that performance sparks a return to the winners' list this Sunday against Canberra at North Sydney Oval.
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