Bowral Blacks round six comeback

The Bowral Blacks bounced back after a loss to Avondale last week. 

The Blacks defeated Camden 57-13 in a high scoring affair at Eridge Park. 

BLACKS VICTORY: The Bowral Blacks came way with a home victory in round six against Camden on May 20. Photo: Claire Fenwicke.

BLACKS VICTORY: The Bowral Blacks came way with a home victory in round six against Camden on May 20. Photo: Claire Fenwicke.

Blacks head coach Gene Fairbanks said Bowral lead from the start. 

“We responded really well to a not so great match against Avondale the previous week and played some really good footy.”

The first 40 minutes of the match set the Blacks up for victory, with a 38-3 scoreline at the break. 

“We held onto the ball and stuck to our structures in the first half which was really pleasing,” Fairbanks said. 

He said Camden turned up to play against the Blacks but fell short with their completions. 

“We are two country clubs and it’s always a great hit out,” he said. 

“We were able to score a lot of points against them in the first half and they weren’t able to come back from that.”

The Blacks forwards set the platform for the win and worked hard throughout both halves. 

Fairbanks praised Tom Mooney and locks Michael Bach and Mitch Hardy on their efforts during the match. 

Bowral will face University on May 20. 

University finished the 2016 Illawarra Rugby season as premiers. 

“They are traditionally a top four team so it will be a tough match,” Fairbanks said. 

“We’ve proven we can win when we hold onto the ball and get through multiple phases, we just have to stick to the game plan.”

The match will be played at University Oval with a 3pm kick-off.

After the round six clash, Bowral sits fifth on the competition ladder. 

Bowral Blacks try scorers:

Donovan Du Randt, (3) Thomas Mooney, (2)  Henry Yuill, (2)  Manu Feilo'ivao, (1) Timothy Lewis (1). 

Conversions:

Lachlan Huntington, (4) Donovan Du Randt, (2).