Lithgow Bears were unfortunate to go down to the Orange Barbarians at home on Saturday, July 6 with a final score of 38-6.
They started strong but it wasn't enough to keep the Barbs from scoring the first two tries and a conversion.
The Bears hit back with Ben Blanchard using his build to drag four Orange boys over the line with him and managed to score the Bears' only try of the match.
Player-coach Blake Collins successfully converted the try, but it wasn't enough to push the Bears up and the side found themselves down by 10 points at half time.
Heading into second half with a few injuries they never gave up.
From the middle, to the forwards and backs to the centres and wings, all boys tried hard in the wet conditions.
They managed to hold Orange out for 15 minutes but the last 20 saw the Barbs use their strength and speed to score three more tries and confidently secure their win.
Players player this week went to Blanchard with Collins receiving one point from the referee.
Jackson Lemmon received the Dominos Coaches Award for his consistent effort throughout the match on the wing.
This weekend [July 13] the Bears will head to Orange to take on top of the table CSU Mungoes.
League tag will kick off at 12.45pm followed by the rugby league at 3.15pm.
Raffles and presentation night
The Lithgow Bears would like to invite all sponsors and supporters to their presentation night to be held Saturday, September 7.
For further information message the Bears League Tag Facebook page.
The club is also holding a monster raffle to be drawn on presentation night, with first prize being a barbecue donated by Lithgow Bunnings, a go-kart and tools sponsored by Repco for second prize and an Esky and tools sponsored by Timberfix for third prize.
There will also be more great prizes to win on the night. To purchase raffle tickets please see any Bears players.
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