Bears go down to Lions in local derby
A big crowd turned out to see Tungamah and Mulwala resume their local rivalry after a thirty-two-year hiatus.
Fittingly before the game the “Rod Stacey Stand” was officially opened and appreciated by all. The Bears had come to play and were well in the game with Jake Jones and onballers Bodhi Butts, Brady Hayes and Chris Powell clearing the ball well to provide opportunities for Brent Chapman, Powell and Travis Hayes to score early goals.
Tungamah 7. 7. 49 def by Mulwala 13. 9. 87. Awards : Pelican Hotel - Alan Richardson, One Zach - A Connell.
Tungamah 60 def Mulwala 39. Tungamah hosted Mulwala at the Bear pit for the Bears 1st home game of the season.
Mulwala kicked the opening goal, then Tunga steadied and held a 2-goal lead at quarter time.
It was a very even contest, a game played in good spirit.
Tungamah was threatened in the last quarter with Mulwala taking the lead, but then the Bears steadied the ship with a few late goals to eventually win their first Murray FNL game of footy for Tungamah FNC, a win by 21 points.
Tungamah 7.2.44 def by Mulwala 11.3.69. The Bears youngest men put in a top effort in their first game against a Murray League side, their mates (now rivals).
After a slow first half, down by quite a number of goals at half time, the boys came out in the 3rd quarter with determination and great team work to bring the game back to only a goal or so difference.
In the end going down by 4 goals but not due to a lack of effort.
Best: Seth Haebich, Luke Mills, Paul Mills, Liam Williams, Jake Walker and Harvey Thomson.
Awards: Crusty Loaf Bakery - Jake Walker; McDonalds - Thomas Costigan; Subway - Paul Mills; Tunga Merchandise - Aaron Mills.
Chris Powell looks to kick to a teammate during the Bears loss to old rivals Mulwala.