A great start to the season planted a big smile on the face of Jersey Flegg coach Todd Lowrie, after his side continued their undefeated run.
After a slower start to the first half, just leading by four points, the Knights ran away with it in the second stanza to take a comfortable 36-14 win against the North Sydney Bears.
“I’m not sure what happened towards the end, I think the Bears had a few injuries and they used their seventh interchange with 20 minutes to go,” Lowrie said.
“They may have had a couple of injuries but we sort of always knew we would come over the top of them with our fitness levels and our energy if we were persistent, and that’s what ended up happening in the end.”
The Under 20s coach admits the results speak for the hard work done in pre-season.
“It’s great because the boys have worked hard in the off-season and they’re getting the rewards for it early in the year,” he said.
“We’ve had some good games in there and some not so good games in there, but good teams always find a way to win and that’s what we’ve done.”
Despite several last minutes changes, including Gary Anderson stepping in to replace Brayden Musgrove who was promoted to ISP and Luke Huth taking the starting hooker role with the absence of Tom Starling, Lowrie was happy with the depth in his squad.
“We had probably four or so changes late which is the most we’ve had all year,” Lowrie explained.
“We’ve had a pretty settled year and we had to make a few positional changes so we came out and got the job done and did it reasonably well.
“It’s a good sign that we’ve got plenty of blokes in the squad that can come in and do a good job.
“While I don’t think it was one of our better games, I thought last week we were pretty good, the most pleasing thing is that we found a way to win and win pretty well.”
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