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West Bank Bears rise to the challenge
8:35am Monday 22nd October 2012 in Sport
Leigh East u16 20 West Bank Bears u16 32
THIS promised to be a tough fixture for West Bank and so it turned out to be.
West Bank's determined performance saw them come out on top to bag the two points.
Tries came with a hat-trick from Tom Dempsey, two from Teddy Chapelhow and one from James Chapelhow with Dempsey adding four conversations.
Good performances also came from Karl Glover, Jack O Neill and Tom Duggan.
West Bank Bears u11 22 Leyland Warriors u11 42
WEST Bank played very well during the first half - good defensive line, great tackles and some lovely team work.
The second half was a different story though. The injuries to the Warriors disrupted the Bears' game and it led to them making defensive errors.
West Bank started well but a knock on led to a try from Leyland.
The Bears continued to play well but a few missed tackles occurred and after a great run it was 0-12.
West Bank kept their heads and a lovely pass from Connor Jackson led to a try from Dylan Miller.
Bears were playing well but a quick side step from Leyland and their number 11 was off! He ran half the length of the field to score.
There was a sustained period of great pressure from the Bears.
Connor Jackson was thrown to the floor but wasn’t tackled and he took advantage to jump up and ran over the line to score.
A great start to the second half from Leyland saw them scoring straight away.
Fantastic running from Adam Edge gave the Bears good yardage and they took advantage of this and Connor Jackson scored.
There were lots of injuries during the second half and this meant the Bears had to take some of their players off and this disrupted their game.
Bears left some gaps in their lines and tried to keep the tackles going but Leyland were able to take advantage of the disruption to score.
In the dying minutes, a lovely cross-field kick from Liam Burns on the fifth tackle led to a try from Declan Jackson.