The Burrangong Bears’ First Grade team put on a real show at Cranfield Oval on Sunday in their first win of the season.
Young didn’t hold back in their 50-16 defeated over the Peak Hill Roosters in Round 16 of the Woodbridge Cup.
Come Monday captain-coach Brett Campbell still couldn’t find words to explain where the win came from.
“Honestly I don’t know,” he said. “It was the same team we’ve had all year.”
On reflection he said discipline and consistency were major factors in the outcome.
“Consistency played a big part of it, we played the whole game and that’s what we’ve been lacking all year, it was relieving,” Campbell said.
“We’ve played a similar game in a few close defeats and it was always a bit frustrating, but Sunday we played for the whole game instead of having a few lapses and the game getting away from us.”
This week points went to Ben Logue (3) who doubled as players player, Brett Campbell (2) and Jake Levett (1).
Campbell said Logue had his best game to date, and Jeremy Martin was also worthy of mention with two tries on the day.
“This is Ben’s first year playing in half back and he’s been finding his feet,” he said.
“On Sunday he really led the attack with organisation and combined with Josh Logue really well.”
Tries for Burrangong went to Josh Fogg, Jeremy Martin and Ben Logue with two each, and one each to Benny Wallwork, Brett Hardy and Brett Campbell. Ben Logue kicked one from one, and Josh Logue kicked six from eight.
The wins kept on coming for the Bears who took the celebrations back to the Aussie Hotel where they went on to defeat Peak Hill in the club’s renowned ‘Boat Race’.
Over in League Tag it continue to be a day of first as Peak Hill defeated Young 10-4 in their first win of the season.
Coach Peter Campbell said it was a game played in two halves, with the Bears failing to seal the deal.
“First half we turned over a lot of ball, defence wasn’t up to scratch and our regular fullback Sharon Quinn was missing,” he said.
Kiara Freeman scored Young’s only try off a grubber kick into the in goal.
“She was quick getting to the ball, dived on it and scored, it was a good try,” Campbell said.
Points this week went to Jenny Tome (3), Crystal Collier (2) and Chloe Western (1). Players player went to Karissa Campbell.
The Bears will come up against the Manildra Rhinos and Eugowra Golden Eagles in their remaining two games of the season.
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