Match Report: Bears v Mounties

Bears secure finals with win against Mounties

by Rebecca Szabo

The North Sydney Bears have beaten Mounties in the final round of the regular season with a 19-6 victory at Aubrey Keech Reserve on Saturday.

They Bears opened their account with ease in the early exchanges, with Lachlan Lam producing  a cut out ball for Bernard Lewis to dive over the line.

The Bears continued to gift Mounties valuable field position with countless penalties throughout the first-half, with Tony Satini captilising for their first try of the afternoon.

Sam Williams converted to set a 6-4 scoreline after 10 minutes of play.

Tries to Freddy Lussick and Bradley Deitz within a relentless eight-minute period midway through the first-half ensured an eventual 14-6 scoreline at half-time

The Bears didn’t look comfortable with their lead and rightfully so, Mounties looked sure to score on numerous occasions however missed the opportunity with countless handling errors.

Neither team could break the deadlock in the second half, and it took until the 7th minute for the Bears to strike with James Tuitahi breaking through to score adjacent to the uprights.

Lachlan Lam was unable to convert, although iced the victory with a field goal in the dying stages.