That was for you.
Blayney captain-coach Tim Mortimer has thanked the Bears loyal followers following his side’s remarkable 38-30 comeback win over Lithgow on Sunday.
Played at King George Oval, an early brace from young-gun Lhiam Burrell fired the Bears out of the gates before the visiting Workies outfit produced a flurry of its own to head into the sheds up 24-14.
A Corey Willmott try just after the break extended Lithgow’s lead to 16 points and it looked like an all-too familiar weekend for a Bears side that’s battled in 2018.
But with the season long gone Mortimer’s men showed plenty of grit.
Grit the Group 10 premiership winner says stems from his club’s passionate supporter base, one there to cheer on four second-half Bears tries as the hosts rocketed to a 38-30 victory, the club’s second over Lithgow this winter.
“We knew the opportunity was there and it was for all of those that turn up at training, turn up at the canteen that I just asked the boys to find that little bit extra we needed to get over the line,” Mortimer said.
Halfback Mitch Evers is currently the number five top point scorer in Group 10 and Mortimer said that the Bear’s points tally was well up there for the year.
“Even against some of the stronger teams we’ve been able to put on a lot of points,” Mortimer said.
The second half of Sunday’s match was all Bears with Ricky Scott nailing two tries, Evers planting the ball neatly between the posts twice and scoring his own goal, as well as Mick Godfrey who leveled the scores 30-30 late in the game.
Blayney’s final home game of the season is this weekend against defending premiers Orange CYMS.