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Jersey Flegg Knights make it five from five

The Jersey Flegg Knights kept their perfect record running with a fifth consecutive win against the North Sydney Bears, defeating them 36-14 at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Three minutes in it was the Bears to score the first points via winger Ethan Abou-Ghaida. Kieran Hayman missed the conversion for the Bears to see the visitors lead 4-0.

After a hat trick last week, Tex Hoy was again the go-to man as he crashed through the defensive line to score the Knights' first try. Kurtis Dark added the extras to see the home side take the lead, 6-4.

Mistakes crept in from both sides but the Knights regrouped and in the 20th minute Nash Birch off-loaded to Mitch Andrews who side stepped his way to the line. Dark nailed the conversion to extend their lead 12-4.

Abou-Ghaida closed the gap, with the double 27 minutes in. The Knights led 12-8 at the halftime break.

In the second half, the Knights got across the line early but were held up, before Lachlan Farr crossed over in style for the Knights' third. Dark was unable to convert near the sideline for the Knights to extend their lead, 16-8.

Knights’ enforcer Tevita Alifa barrelled through the Bears defence to give the Knights some breathing room soon after, with Dark converting the try to bring the Knights to a 14 point lead.

The Knights looked promising in the second half with two tries in quick succession, with Mitchell Moon taking a precision pass to score. Quickly after, Farr went across for his double, bringing the Knights up 30-8.

A well-executed pass to fullback Cooper saw him tear through the middle on the halfway line, and sprint down the left side to score. Dark converted the try from the sideline to bring the Knights up 36-8 over the Bears.


Knights 36 (T: Hoy, Andrews, Farr 2, Alifa, Moon, Cooper  G: Dark 2/3)
Bears 14 (T: Abou-Ghaida 2,    G: Hayman 0/2)