Bears fall short after second half try blitz

Almost: The Burrangong Bears almost scored a victory against the Cargo Blue Heelers in last weekend’s Woodbridge Cup clash.
Almost: The Burrangong Bears almost scored a victory against the Cargo Blue Heelers in last weekend’s Woodbridge Cup clash.

A second have scoring blitz by the Burrangong Bears almost clinched them a victory against the Cargo Blue Heelers in last weekend’s Woodbridge Cup clash.

The Blue Heelers held on for a narrow victory 28-26 over the heartbroken Bears.

Bears Manager Peter Campbell said a lapse in concentration in the back end of the first half undid the fantastic work of the first twenty minutes.

“A fantastic hard run by Brett Campbell to score and another run away try to Ben Wallwork had us on top,” he said. 

“We were leading 8-0, which turned into 8-28. Silly penalties for offside cost us valuable field position and gave the Blue Heelers time to regroup and apply their game plan. 

“The second half of football was a different story, with the Bears scoring 18 unanswered points with a try just one minute before the end of the game to give a nail biting finish. It was an absolutely gutsy effort from all of the players today, I am so proud of each player that put on a jersey today, we did all that we could and that is all I can ask from them.”

Tries - two for Ben Wallwork (both 60 and 80 metre dashes), Brett Campbell, John Ryan and Aiden Miller.

Conversions 2/3 - John Ryan and 1/2 - Paul Lewis.

Best and Fairest three - Ben Wallwork,  two - Paul Lewis, one - Brett Campbell. Players Player was Ben Wallwork.