Bowral Blues beat Thirlmere Roosters at Loseby Park

From under-7s right through to the second division team, there was plenty of action for the home fans to cheer about at Loseby Park on Saturday. Photo: supplied
From under-7s right through to the second division team, there was plenty of action for the home fans to cheer about at Loseby Park on Saturday. Photo: supplied

As Ben Lips crossed the try line in the final few minutes of the match, the home fans went wild.

Despite making it tough for themselves, Bowral Blues managed to secure a 26-22 win over Thirlmere Roosters at home in the dying minutes of the match on Saturday.

It was a big day at Loseby Park with an Old Boys match against Moss Vale also held before the second division game.

Bowral Blues registrar Peter Howard said it was a great day for the club, with plenty of old players and life members on hand to cheer on the Blues.

The biggest crowd of the season so far turned up to watch two entertaining matches.

After a close win against Campbelltown City the week before, the Blues were keen to back the result up with another victory leading into the business end of the competition.

Howard said the team did it tough in the second division game but still did enough to get over the line and take home the points.

“They built themselves right up for this match,” he said.

“A few mistakes like dropped ball let them down. They corrected them and came from behind to win. They took the game right down to the wire.”

Howard said the Roosters had a player sent off early in the first half and it was a credit to their defence they managed to make life tough for the Blues.

“They played really well and their defence was great. They really made it hard for Bowral.”

But while it was a tough match for the home side, Howard said he was pleased the Blues didn’t give up, even when they were behind on the scoreboard.

Along with Lips, Rob Carter, Todd Fairbairn, Mark Williams and  Reece Thomas all scored tries for Bowral with Fairbairn kicking three goals for the match.

Bowral’s next challenge will be Warragamba Wombats at home again this weekend.

The Blues, currently in fifth spot on the ladder, will take on the competition leaders at Loseby Park on Saturday, from 3pm.

Bowral will be focused on making sure the result is different this time round, after being beaten 50-0 by the Wombats earlier in the year.

Howard said the focus would be on maintaining possession.

“The team is a good team. They just need to hold onto the ball and if they can back that up with a good kicking game they can beat any team in the competition.

“Less mistakes and they’ll be good as gold.”

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