Souths Juniors match reports Round

Round 10 of the H Jersey Flegg Competition saw us come up against the North Sydney Bears.

The team had a weeks rest and coming off a bye is never an easy task but it was important to our team giving a number of players a chance to rest and heal some niggling injuries.

We played the Bears on Friday Night at Redfern Oval in front of a healthy crowd. The Bears proved they were on a mission starting the game at a cracking pace and asserting their dominance over us in the first half of the match and took a 16 points ? 12 lead going into the sheds.

The second half was a real arm wrestle with each team trying to overpower the opposition. Poor discipline and ball handling cost our team dearly in both halves but to our credit we managed to hang in there.

It was three quarter Richard Williams who swung the game back into our favour when North Sydney looked set to score a try he took an intercept and set up Adham El ? Zbaidieh who raced 50 metres to score a great try. We hit the lead when Richard Williams took his second intercept of the match and raced away to score the try.

We managed to escape with a 30 points ? 22 win over the Bears who showed that they are no easy beats and on their day can defeat any team in the competition. Up front Dean Peters, David Ryman and Justin Rogers were outstanding while Buddy Gordon (promoted from S G Ball Team) and Richard Williams at the back played fantastic with Richard Williams taking out the teams best and fairest.

Our next task is the Balmain Tigers whom we play on Saturday 21st May 2005 at North Sydney Oval prior to the National Rugby League Match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and NZ Warriors.

The Premier League Team lost to the North Sydney Bears. Over the next couple of weeks the Premier League Team take on top of the table Tigers and the Magpies in which should provide a tough challenge for the boys.

For further information in relation to our Jersey Flegg and Premier League teams, Junior League Information or any other information visit our website (follow the links to the South Sydney Junior League Website)

Cameron O?Riordan