Ready for real deal

On target: Olivia Bird was instrumental in the side's multiple successes during the Western Carnival on Sunday. Photo: Nick McGrath.
On target: Olivia Bird was instrumental in the side's multiple successes during the Western Carnival on Sunday. Photo: Nick McGrath.

Blayney Bears’ league tag coach Steve Mooney’s new crew of taggers are setting course for victory this season, with the side battling its way into the semi finals at the Western Carnival in Canowindra last Sunday.

The side made easy work of Parkes Spacemen 12-6, the Peak Hill Roosters 8-0 and the Lithgow Workies 6-0, but had a tough and close 7-6 win against last year’s Woodbridge Cup winners, the Eugowra Golden Eagles.

“They ware a really good side and they’re going to get better,” he said.

With a few of his top players away on the day, Mooney is confident that St Pat’s and Orange Hawks will have to watch their backs when the season starts.

They are a really good side and they’re going to get better.

Steve Mooney

“We still didn’t have our best side on the field, and I think it’s going to be a really tough comp because all the other sides have improved as well,” he said.

In a replay of last year’s final, St Pats came from behind to knock off a classy Hawks line-up in the decider.

Deep thought: Coach Steve Mooney is impressed by how his new players are shaping up and is confident about how the season is looking. Photo: Nick McGrath.

Deep thought: Coach Steve Mooney is impressed by how his new players are shaping up and is confident about how the season is looking. Photo: Nick McGrath.