Match Report – Bears Second Half Comeback Sees Narrow 4 Point Loss Against the Mounties

Image: Billy Brittain - Round 7 | North Sydney Vs Mt Pritchard | Central Coast Stadium | 21/04/2018. Photo Steve Little.

Despite pulling off another comeback performance, the North Sydney Intrust Super Premiership team have been pipped at the post by four points against the Mounties in round seven of competition.

The match against Mt Pritchard was played at Central Coast Stadium prior to South Sydney facing Canberra in the NRL.

The Mounties hit the lead at the sixth minute, with a try to Mikaele Ravalawa which was convereted by Sitiveni Moceidreke.

By the first quarter, the Mounties had put on another 10 points to lead 16-0 with tries to Edward Murphy & Henry Raiwalui and another conversion to left winger Sitiveni Moceidreke.

Eventually the Bears managed to secure some field position and Adam Doueihi crashed over next to the posts, with a Dean Hawkins conversion taking it to 16-6, which was the half time score.

Billy Brittain made an immediate impact when he entered play, again scoring next to the posts making it an easy conversion, Mounties 16-12. Soon after Mounties extended their lead through a try to Corey Horsberg which was converted to make it 22-12.

The Bears started to eke out a comeback with a try to Ky Rodwell from a deft Robbie Farah pass, Hawkins kicking his third for the day, but in the end the Mounties were able to defend their line, final score 22-18.

The Bears return to North Sydney Oval next Friday evening under lights.

The Intrust Super Team will face the Newcastle knights at 7:30 pm following the Jersey Flegg Cup at 5:45 pm.

The North Sydney Women’s team will face the Bulldogs at Belmore Sports Ground on Saturday at 11:00 am.

MT PRITCHARD MOUNTIES 22 (tries: Mikaele Ravalawa, Edward Murphy, Henry Raiwalui, Corey Horsburgh, conversions: Sitiveni Moceidreke 3),
defeated NORTH SYDNEY BEARS 18 (tries: Adam Doueihi, Billy Brittain, Ky Rodwell, conversions: Dean Hawkins 3).
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