Bears hit by player shortage

With the Blayney Bears U18 side a real contender as a premiership team, club president Adam Hornby is confident that the future success of the club is on an excellent footing.

As players fell over from injuries during the match against Cowra last weekend, under 18’s players and reserves filled the gap.

The Bears were leading at half-time but their six-point advantage faded as the Magpies scored the game’s final three tries in a 20-12 victory.

Fresh from their victory against the Magpies with a 32-20 win, Brad Baker, Patty Duggan and Jordan Hobby helped the Premiers side out from the 18s.  

For the first time Premier League also had two under 18s debuting with Lhiam Burrell, who is also still under 16s, and Dion Jones both playing and scoring tries.

“They played tremendously and I really take my hat off to them,” Hornby said.

That win sees the U18s at fourth on the ladder, the same spot as the league tag side who also had a win last weekend annihilating the Magpies 30 points to 10.

Hornby believes that finals success for both the 18’s and league tag is in their grasp.

“They will both be in the semi-finals and are a huge chance to win the competition,” he said.

They will both be in the semi-finals and are a huge chance to win the competition.

Adam Hornby