Bears fall short in high scoring match

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

Coming up against 1 of the 3 top sides for the year, the opportunity confronted the Bears to bridge the gap. 


Tungamah 3.4 6.4 12.8 15.11 101
Cobram 5.8 8.12 13.14 20.16 136

Goals – Tungamah: Timothy Cooper 4, Nick Lawless 3, Terence Jones 3, Ashley Saunders 2, Kade Rowe 1, Duane Haebich 1, Jeremy O’Brien 1. Cobram: Matthew DeMaio 5, Jack Cassidy 3, Darcy McCormack 3, Cadeyn Williams 2, Luca Allen 1, Izac Artavilla 1, Nicholas Dore 1, Brodey Rudd 1, Tom Scott 1, Steven Stallion 1, Nicholas Wines 1.

Best – Tungamah: James Irvine, Terence Jones, Ashley Saunders, Wally Thomson, Nick Lawless, Jeremy O’Brien. Cobram: Tom Scott, Adam De Cicco, Matthew DeMaio, Nathan Hartley, Nicholas Wines, Nicholas Dore.

The boys definitely came to play with the scores being tight throughout the day, with Tungamah leading for a period in the 3rd term. 

As a group the effort was there but in the end Cobram outclassed Tunga with the Bears skills letting them down in the end. 

Something everyone will work hard on improving. 

With a 3rd of the year completed the Bears are more than competitive and set their sights on the final 8. 

Awards: Tungamah Hotel - Nick Lawless, Yarrawonga Hotel - Dylan Scott, St James Hotel - Wally Thomson, Crusty Loaf - Will Sharp.


Tungamah 16.9-105 def Cobram 3.5-23 

Coming off a good win last week the reserves boys were looking for another victory and trying to string a few wins in a row which has been hard to find this season. 

After a sluggish start it took new recruit Jack Beasley to put his body on the line and spark the boys into some good hard footy. 

Cobram had the majority of the play in the first half of the opening quarter. 

The Tungamah boys through the great work of the back line started to get on top and the mid fielders lifted. 

Jack Beasley continued to hunt the footy through the good work of Earl Pettit along with Richo and Justin Saunders who started to get the footy into the forward line. 

This resulted in the Bears hitting the scoreboard, but accuracy was again an issue. 

Angus Heslin again had a great game and playing with his older brothers Jack and Dan for the first time didn’t want to be out done and took numerous marks up high around the ground. 

For a young kid he’s really finding his feet at senior level and putting pressure on the senior selectors. Through the second and third quarter again the Bears had plenty of the ball but couldn’t quite kick away from the Cobram outfit with Shawn Hawking and co- repelling many attacks made from Cobram. 

Jacob Bartlett on the wing had his best game for the year, taking marks and driving the ball long into the forward line. 

Coming into the last quarter Tunga were 6 goals up and the coaches asked for better ball movement and more direct kicking and to finish the game running. 

This resulted in the boys running away with the game, kicking 8 goals in the last and winning by 15 goals. 

Again, it was great to see the young blokes mixing it well with the old blokes for a great team effort. 

Goals: Tungamah: Adam Dodd 9, Alan Richardson 3, Shane Thomson 1, Jack Besley 1, Matt Powell 1.

Best: Jack Besley, Shawn Hawking, Jacob Bartlett, Angus Heslin, Alan Richardson and Justin Saunders.


Tungamah 5.1-31 def by Cobram 19.10-124

Winter greeted us with a fantastic sunny day. Coming off a great match in Deni last week the boys were full of enthusiasm. 

The Bears knew they were in for a tough day against the Tigers who were up and about. 

Again, it was a great team effort with all 14 thirds players and 4 kids from fourths all contributing. 

Brock Bate had a day out scoring 4 of the teams 5 goals. 

Unfortunately, the score didn’t reflect how well the team played. 

Thanks to sponsors - Bruce Beaton, Wingates Sports store, Subway, Crusty Loaf Bakery and Tungamah Shop.

Goals: Brock Bate 4, Will Sharp 1. 

Awards: Beaton award - Will Sharp and Rory Kurse. Wingates - Ned Connell, Subway - Brock Bate, Crusty Loaf - Seth Haebech, Tunga Shop - Oscar Willis, Coaches award - Harley Sampson.


Tungamah 0.0-0 def by Cobram 20.23-143

The 4ths had another tough day. They kept their heads up and laid plenty of tackles. 

Jackson Purtell was best on ground playing a tagging role in the centre and shutting his player down. Tom Costigan played a good game in the backline. 

Awards: Crusty Loaf - Judd Haebich, McDonalds - Tom Costigan, Subway - Jake Walker.