IT was another disappointing second half for the bears Jersey Flegg team, the Bulldogs inflicting a 62-4 shellacking on the boys. Norths first 20 minutes was close to dominating but the commitment dropped away as the Bulldogs took control of the play. While Coach Gavin Catanach named Pat Allendorf, Jessie Mileto, Joel Bennett and Arnold Mano as his best he felt "Our pride was lacking. We need to have more respect in the Bears Jersey. But next week is a new match and a new chance to make amends.
IT was big highs and lows for the Flegg boys this week as they took on the Penrith Panthers. A great performance in the first began with captain Brad McLean barging over to score. The Bears gathered momentum by putting the pressure on and forcing many penalties in their favour. Great hits by Pio Rokomaqisa and Arnold Mano allowed Danny Chiha and Tim Woodbine to combine to get the ball out to Ryan Wilson to score in the corner. The half time score 10-4 to the Bears.
NORTHS General Manager Greg Florimo has announced a new coaching and training line up for 2006. An even blend of both coaching and playing experience together with local knowledge will feature with an expanded support staff. "Next year plans to be huge. We have spent the past couple of seasons doing it pretty tough, however I think we have turned the corner and I expect that we will profit both on and off the park, having built some solid foundations" said Flo.
IT'S still the local derby par excellence - Norths V Manly and it's on again this Sunday at picturesque North Sydney Oval.
THE North Sydney Football Club Fund Raiser Raffle is a year long raffle that will be drawn on 23rd of September 2005.
THE North Sydney Club are celebrating their biggest winning margin since leaving the NRL with the Balmain Tigers feeling the full force of a 10 to 2 try win at Bear Park on Friday night (12 Aug).
A big day out was had by all on a glorious day at North Sydney Oval, with no fewer than 5 matches of Rugby League of various grades, with many close and exciting finishes.
WHILE "A game of two halves" is a much over used sporting clich? as the final leg of the Frank Hyde Shield played out at Henson Park on Saturday the clich? seemed made for this match with the Bears playing top quality and dominating football in the first (18-0 in front at the break), but handing control over to the Jets in the second, the full time score 32-28 to Newtown.
AN extra dimension will be added to the North Sydney Bears next Premier League Match as they take on traditional rivals Newtown in the final leg of the Frank Hyde Shield. With the Jets having won the first two legs the Bears will be aching for a win.
THE Bears effort was unquestionable, but the Roosters dominance in possession put the North Sydney side on the back foot as some positional re-shuffling weakened the Bears attack. In the first half with patches of rock solid defence from the Norths forwards, Bears half Aaron Heremaia showed a glimmer of his team's current form, unfortunately with no result. In the end the Roosters dominated the first period going to a 24-2 lead at half time. In the second the Bears Billy Ngawini was able to spark a resurgence with a try, after the Norths forwards headed by Michael Harper, Alex Chan and Tevita Metuisela bounced back to form and managed to lay a platform to work from, but the Roosters hit back with a length of the field intercept try. Lester Salanoa finished the Bears scoring off with final score 36-14 to the Roosters