League tag and 18s are final bound

Although the Bears premier league and first division sides have had an ordinary year of footy, both the league tag and under 18s are heading into the last weeks of competition with the finals in sight.

League tag coach Steve Mooney said that this Sunday’s match against St Pat’s was vitally important as it would lay the foundations for the team’s finals campaign.

“We need to win it so that we’re in the top three and we would then get two cracks at getting into the grand final,” he said.

After a fairly slow start to the season, Mooney said that the side was now peaking at just the right time.

“We have a few new players like Abby Stammers and Georgia Caleb who are really starting to come in good, and the others are really back in the same form that they were in when they won last year,” he said.

A top three position is also U18s coach Richard Hobby’s goal after this Sunday’s match.

“It’s going to be a difficult match on Sunday because St Pats are running second on the ladder, but it will be a really good gauge to see where we’re standing as we come into the finals,” he said.

A win this weekend will see the U18s firmly set in the top three, and with the home crowd advantage on their side, Hobby hopes that the match will be a reversal of their earlier match against St Pats.

“The last match was close all the way but St Pat’s squeezed in a couple of tries and our boys were really unlucky,” he said.

“But they’ve improved dramatically since then and are playing much better footy.”