The North Sydney Bears Intrust Super team have won their third match 30-6 against the Newcastle Knights as combinations and options have started to fully evolve in the Red and Black camp.
Roving back Sitiveni Moceidreke appears to have found his notch scoring four tries exploiting a Knights right side weakness.
South Sydney Rabbitoh Luke Kelly at five-eighth was pivotal to the team’s success as he and captain Bradley Deitz at hooker ensured ball supply to both the forwards and backline ensuring high completion rates.
Sitiveni Moceidreke was first to score darting into the extreme left of the in-goal. Bears 4-0.
Rabbitohs forwards Tom Burgess, and Anthony Cherrington with ample ball supply began storming the Newcastle line.
Successive attacks by North Sydney eventually lead to Anthony Cherrington to break through under the upright and with a successful conversion to Eli Levido the Bears edged further ahead at 10-0.
At the 29th minute, the halftime score looked destined to remain 10-0. However, a backline movement suddenly erupted allowing Sitiveni Moceidreke to repeat his first try manoeuvre and the Bears went to the break 14-0 in front.
Halftime in the sheds for the Knights appeared to be time well spent as within the first 5 minutes pressure lead Newcastle back Peter Mata’utia to score. Kainoa Gudgeon converted, and the Red and Blue closed the gap 14-6 with more than thirty minutes to spare.
The Knights were at times threatening as a full twenty minutes went by where neither team scored.
However, In an identical movement from his first try Sitiveni Moceidreke again edged in to left of the in-goal, and the Bears were 18-6.
Sitiveni Moceidreke’s fourth try was the nail in the coffin the result of Bunnies five-eighth Luke Kelly’s consistent vigilance for opportunities. Bears 24-6.
The inevitable fatigue for the Knights having to defend far more than attack lead to a final try to Tautalatasi Tasi between the posts.
An easy conversion for Eli Levido wrapped up the match for the Bears 30-6.
The Bears will now travel to Aubrey Keech Reserve to face the Mounties at 3:00 pm Saturday 25th March.
NORTH SYDNEY BEARS 30 (tries: Sitiveni Moceidreke 4, Anthony Cherrington, Tautalatasi Tasi, conversions: Eli Levido 3),
defeated NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS 6 (try: Peter Mata’utia-leifi, conversion: Kainoa Gudgeon).
1 Latrell Robinson
2 Dane Nielsen
3 Edward Murphy
4 Tyrell Fuimaono
5 Sitiveni Moceidreke
6 Luke Kelly
7 Eli Levido
8 Tom Burgess
9 Bradley Deitz (C)
10 Dave Tyrrell
18 Siosifa Talakai
12 Cameron Murray
19 Anthony Cherrington
11 Tautalatasi Tasi
13 Cheyne Whitelaw
14 Tobias Rudolf
15 Clayton Williams