by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
The Rock-itt : July 2011
It’s half way through the rugby league season and The Rock-itt is delighted to let you know that The Beacon Hill Bears will be part of our sports section each month. At this point in time the club has no A1 side but they do have a very gallant A2 side which goes out and puts their bodies on the line each week to keep the proud tradition of the senior players up there. Apparently the side has been struggling to get the winning formula and sits on the bottom of the ladder board without a single point to their credit, which will make some interesting writing as there’s nothing better in sport than seeing the underdog pull himself up from the bottom and eventually become a winner. Remember “Rocky”, what an inspirational movie that was for sports people around the world. There are no photographs of the A2 side as no one has taken any, but that will be remedied when the next home game is played. Our top sports photographer will be with me at the game and I will do the review and Ian (Snapper) Bird will be snapping away, getting as many action shots as time will allow. Thanks to President of the club, Danielle Kifooti who has sent along last month’s results. Last month on a magnificent Sunday afternoon with not a cloud in the sky and after weeks of torrential rain had washed out fixtures and making playing conditions atrocious, our Beacon Hill Bears ran onto the field against the opposition side, Berowra Maroons at the famous Beacon Hill Oval (home ground of the Beacon Hill Bears). The Bears team knew they were up against tough opposition with Berowra Maroons, yet the Bears’ spirit was still there and every one of the Bears’ players both in the run on team as well as those on the bench, were ready to do their bit for the blue, black, and white jersey. Right from the kick off it was obvious that Berowra had come to play footy and raided the Bears’ line time after time, finally cracking the defence and then went about the task of methodically racking up a snooker score before the half time whistle blew for the break. As the Bears dejectedly walked from the field, the sound of 26 to nil was ringing loudly in their ears. Bears coach, Ryan Picard, assembled his side and in the short amount of time, as oranges were taken, gave some very stirring and poignant advice to his team which had been struggling to contain the onslaught from the Berowra boys in the first stanza. The second half commenced and if heeding their coaches words, the Bears began a fight back giving their all which eventually saw them post their first points of the game by notching two tries with successful conversions. For a moment Berowra were gob smacked as they could not believe that such a resurgence was possible from the team that they had put the cleaners through in the first half. Rallying once again, Berowra regained their composure and came back against a very tired Bears outfit, inflicting more pain to the Bears wounds by scoring another 3 tries and converting only one. Final score Berowra Maroons 40 defeated Beacon Hill Bears 12. After such a first half drubbing it was good to see the Bears reach down into their bellies and pull out two converted tries. This shows the spirit of a side not willing to give up no matter how far behind they are, which is a trait they should be proud of. I’m sure this Bears’ side will improve with time and will work its way back up to prominence once more. Scorers for the Bears were Brett Allpress and Dan Brown. Tries were converted by kicker Chris Perceval. Congratulations go out to Dan Brown who played a mighty game of football as did his team mates. Dan was awarded Bears ‘Man of the Match’. Some other good news for the club is that one of their Juniors, Darcy Lussick, m ade his debut for Manly at Brookvale Oval a few weeks ago. He also played last week in the St George game, so it is great to see a Beacon Hill junior getting some game time with the District Club. TEAM PWLDBFA% GD PTS Berowra (Maroon) 9 7 1 0 1 232 68 341.18 164 16 Pennant Hills 97200206126163.498014 Willoughby 95400210120175.009010 North Sydney Bros. 9 5 4 0 0 178 138 128.99 40 10 Berowra White 7250010320051.50 -97 4 Beacon Hill 100 100086 36323.69 -2770 LADDER AS FROM 2 JULY