Lithgow Bears rugby league football club headed to Portland's Kremer Park for round seven of the New Era Cup on Saturday, June 29.
The men took on the Colts in a close game with a try from Portland opening up the scoring, but it wasn't long before the Bears hit back.
The ball was played evenly in both halves keeping the crowd on their feet with both teams hungry for the win.
Bears' Luke Amos played outstanding in the centres and managed to find the try line twice for his team and made a number of intercepts and hard tackles.
Jacob Monaghan read Portland's plays gaining an intercept to make some yards before being tackled.
Jack Bilby came in from the wing and scored another of the Bears tries.
Injuries started to prevail for the Bears with Blake Collins taking a bleed to the head near his eye and Ryan Bilby getting knocked out hard.
The final result was 28-16 Colts' way.
Players player went to Luke Amos and Tyrone Lyvidikos. Amos also got three points from the crowd.
Ben Spittles received two points for his consistent tackling and Scott Wilkinson got one point for his hard runs.
Spittles also received the Dominos best and fairest player of the match.
In the league tag the girls were missing some players but still gave it their all.
Portland were quick to find the try line but Bears tried hard with a pass out to winger Jessie Lutschini who scored the Bears' only try.
Portland came away with a 22-4 win.
Players player was shared between Kaitlyn McLaughlin and Jessie Lutschini.
Three points went to Holly Milton who is the youngest on the team and her first year at league tag. She made some great tags and had a few runs.
Two points went to Alanna Tomazin and one to Lauren Stevens for their consistent tagging.
The Bears will play at home on Saturday, July 6 against the Orange Barbarians.
League tag will kick off at 1.30pm followed by rugby league at 2.30pm.
The Bears would like to thank all sponsors who have come on board this season, it has been greatly appreciated.
All Bears sponsors and supporters are welcome to attend the Bears home game this weekend.
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