Bear juggernaut leaves another rival flattened

NORTH Tamworth has now scored 201 points in two weeks after demolishing an under- strength Wee Waa 93-6 yesterday at Jack Woolaston Oval.

Shane Wadwell led the Bears as they piled on 16 tries to destroy Wee Waa at Jack Woolaston Oval yesterday. Photo: Christopher Bath 110514CBA05

Shane Wadwell led the Bears as they piled on 16 tries to destroy Wee Waa at Jack Woolaston Oval yesterday. Photo: Christopher Bath 110514CBA05

The Brad McManus-coached side once again stuck to its  guns and kept piling points on for the full 80 minutes, just a week after beating Oxley Diggers by 104 points in similar fashion.

“When you have got your foot on their throat you keep it there,” McManus said.

“We are going all right and keeping our shape right through the games.”

Former Panther Abel Carney led the charge from five-eighth and earnt the nod from the officials and his teammates.

Carney’s direction and ability to steer the side around has earnt him a spot in the Group 4 side for next week’s Greater Northern Championships and his combination with Kieran Fisher is getting better every game.

The pivot put on a try and kicked 14 conversions to bring his season tally to 88 points in just three games.

Another new face in the Bears’ first grade ranks, Callum Hayne, is racking up the points.

The winger scored a hat-trick for the second consecutive week and made plenty of metres from end to end.

“He (Hayne) is just a freak,” McManus said.

Kenny Anderson and the Power brothers, Ben and Sam, were the stand-outs for Wee Waa, who struggled to keep up to the pace from the start.

It was a tough day for the Panthers who had called the reserve grade fixture off with half an hour left to play at 78-nil.

Coach Adrian Sunderland was disappointed with the loss but even more disappointed that some of his players did not turn up on the day.

“We were outnumbered and outclassed,” Sunderland said.

“We have got numbers on our books but they don’t want to travel.”

The coach is looking to get through the first round of games before re-assessing the side to see who wants to actually play football every week.

Sunderland was also impressed with big prop Iowane Divavesi who played all but ten minutes of the match.

North lock Jake Cocking scored a try before knocking over a field goal on the hooter to close out the match.

North is now looking forward to playing Narrabri in a fortnight’s time, following the Greater Northern Championships next weekend.

“It will be good to get pushed and see how we go,” McManus said.

“Narrabri have a good pack and it will let us know where we stand in the comp.”

Wee Waa will have a bottom- of-the-table home clash with Oxley Diggers.

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