Round 13 (PL) - Norths vs. Newtown
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was very windy and cold day at Henson Park.

The only change to the team line-up was Eddie Sua starting and Michael Harper back to the bench. Andrew Moodie dropped from the bench.

The Bears started ok for the first 10 minutes however Newtown were able to score 3 tries over the next 15 or so minutes to Mitchell Pearce, Glenn Hall and Josh Lewis. Two of these were very classy tries and hard to stop. The Bears were able to get one back when Daniel Russell scored and James Maloney converted. The Bears were then unlucky to miss a few opportunities with Maloney being held up and Shortland bombing a try when he dropped a pass with the line wide open. 18-6.

In the second half the Bears scored first through Karl Johnson in the left corner. Daniel Russell missed the conversion. Sam Perrett was able to score for Newtown in their right corner to extend their lead to 22-10. North Sydney centre Ryan Shortland was able to score and Russell to convert to get us within 6. Right at the end of the match the Bears were in an attacking position and won a scrum against the feed but the referee made Newtown re-feed the scrum, I don’t know why. Final score 22-16.

We probably should have won or at least drawn. We had a lot of opportunities to score but we weren’t able to take them. The Bears played pretty well and showed a lot of determination.

I thought there were a lot of good performances from our players. Filinga Filiga was dangerous in the centres. Props Aaron Trinder and Michael Harper were strong as was Bede Tuohy who probably had his best game in PL.

Matthew Bartlett came off with an ankle injury.

I’d like to know why Jamie Feeney and Chris Walker didn’t play.

The second round of the Frank Hyde Shield will be a good match. Anyone could win.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good effort by the Bears. If Feeney and Walker played the outcome might of gone our way. Sometimes I wonder if the relationship with Melbourne is of any benefit to us at all. We might get one or two players at max. The only game they assited us was the game against the Dogs. If I was Feeney or Walker I would be happy be kept down in Melb as 18th and 19th player all the time. Doesn't help us, the players or Melb. Maybe Melb might approach NSWRL and request the draw be changed (Pigs might fly too). Regardless a better effort in defence and lets hope we are back in the winners circle next weekend.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it was a great team performance by the Bears. It was not flashy, but very workman like. The Roosters in the second half had a massive gale behind them but we actually won the second half. Besides the Roosters one try in the second half they never looked like scoring which shows that our defense was first class.

Also it helped that our ball handling substantially improved. We did drop a couple of balls when we were on attack, but when coming out of our half we made sure we got to our kick and played very consistent football.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like an improved performance, cant seem to crack the win but.

Any news on Frank???
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

B4L, I hope your tongue is firmly planted in your cheek.

Newtown's effort was dour and Norths played well. Many missed opportunities cost the Bears.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



More photos are available at http://www.pbase.com/gsphotography/newtown_vs_norths_362006&page=1

Thanks to Newtown's photographer Gary Sutherland for making these photos available.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome photos.

Hope to Big-Steve's pics.

But I enjoyed the game on the weekend except for the cold weather.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We didn't kick well enough in the first half when we had the wind. There should have been multiple 40 - 20's with that gale. I thought the attack looked better when Ben Ellis was moved out of dummy half to first receiver on the short side, he's quite a good playmaker.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link Jeffles.


Here is the Jets match report:
Jets ride their luck in close encounter with Bears
Monday, June 5, 2006


The Newtown Jets held on to narrowly defeat the North Sydney Bears by 22-16 in the VB Premier League match played at Henson Park on Saturday. The game finished on a controversial note with the Bears having a try disallowed late in the game that would have led to the match finishing in a draw.

The Jets had led 18-0 midway through the first half and had to pull out all stops in a gruelling second half when the Bears dominated both possession and field position. The Newtown players found the going tough in the swirling winds and bitterly cold playing conditions against a team desperate to stay in the finals race. Newtown’s best were forwards Mickey Paea, Luke Gordon and Daniel Dumas, with five-eighth Josh Lewis once again outstanding in attack and defence. Lewis saved a try in the second half when he gave start to and ran down a Bears player who was in the clear and certain to score. Skilful Jets centre Lelea Paea was primarily involved in Newtown’s first try scored by Mitchell Pearce but unfortunately Paea was forced off with a knee injury early in the first half and will miss several more games.

In the Jim Beam Cup match played at Belrose on Sunday, the Jets came from 14-0 down with only ten minutes remaining to grab a 14-all draw, literally in the final seconds of what was an exciting game. Newtown’s lack of discipline in conceding penalties had cost them dearly throughout the match and the Jets were probably glad to settle for the one competition point gained through the late draw. Newtown’s best forwards were Ritchie Parker and Khalid Deeb while Andrew Le Breton and Anton La Vin were the best of the Jets backline.

The Newtown Jetettes winning run came to an end when they were well beaten by the Redfern All Blacks 30-10 on Saturday. In Group 11, the Parkes Spacemen stayed in finals contention when they won a thriller against last year’s premiers Narromine 40-36 at Pioneer Oval.

Both Newtown Jets teams are in action in critical matches at Henson Park this Saturday (June 10th). The Jets play the Sydney Bulls in the Jim Beam Cup at 1.15pm, while Newtown takes on the strong Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks team in the VB Premier League main game at 3.00pm.




And the Bears is on the official website here: http://www.northsydneybears.com.au/Bears%20Den/Match%20Reports/Reports/20060603-plr13jf13.htm
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.northshoretimes.com.au/article/2006/06/07/1213_sports.html

Bears bounce back

David Rowlands

07Jun06

NORTH Sydney's Premier League side answered one question but were left entertaining several others at a wind-swept Henson Park on Saturday.

Just six days earlier, an understandably irate coach Josh White had asked his troops whether they were up to that level of football in the wake of a 44-point drubbing from Canberra.

The response seemed to be overwhelmingly affirmative because they gave the strong Newtown outfit, which is the Sydney Roosters' reserve grade and last year's runners-up, an almighty scare.

In the end, the Jets were fortunate to get away with a 22-16 win, as Norths were left to contemplate several ``what ifs?''.

The Jets blasted off the tarmac with three swift converted tries to lead 18-0 after just 16 minutes.

But a try to skipper Daniel Russell in the 23rd minute gave the Bears a shot in the arm that triggered a fightback.

The margin should've been reduced further four minutes before the break, but centre Ryan Shortland put a pass down with the line open.

But the Melbourne youngster atoned with a determined solo effort three minutes from fulltime which gave them a chance to snatch a draw.

In the dying seconds, the Bears stole a scrum win against the feed close to the Newtown line which saw lock Ben Ellis dart over next to the posts. But the referee asked for the ball to be fed again a decision which had everyone scratching their heads.

Another big call went against them when the ref's body language suggested he was about to award them a try from a grubber kick, only for his touch judge to interject with a knock-on call.

``They're the sort of things that seem to go against you when you're struggling a bit,'' said Bears halfback James Maloney.

Russell added: ``What can you do? We had our chances.''

The captain was correct. There were three other decent half-chances that Norths failed to convert in the second half.

``There were a lot of positives to come out it,'' said Maloney.

``It shows we can match it with the top sides- we're not far off it, but we've got to take the next step and turn these close ones into a win.''

The Bears get their chance to do so on Saturday night against South Sydney at Telstra Stadium.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos are up
http://www.northsydneybears.com.au/Photos/Premier%20League/20060603r13vnewtown/20060603r13vnewtown.htm

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A job well done again Big-Steve
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some great photos there.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always great photos
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