Heart Stopper At Leichhardt As Bears Get Through Another Week

Veteran first grader David Peachey has put retirement plans on hold after making a match winning try saving tackle in his sides 24-20 win over Penrith on Saturday.

After four strong wins on the trot, North Sydney came up against a Panthers team ready to rumble but only after the Bears dominated the first half.

In typical semi final football, both sides pushed the limits of endurance, thrilling the more than 2000 crowd in a real test of the Bears mental strength.

The Peach proved in charge of his own destiny in hunting down a runaway Maurice Blair in the second half.