U16s lose narrowly to Perth Bayswater
On Saturday 14 August the plucky Southern Lions u16 team lost narrowly to Perth Bayswater.
The Lions could not have had a worse start after Bayswater scored in the second minute to go 5 – 0 up. The Lions managed to keep their opponents at bay for most of the half but the pressure told and Bayswater scored again in the 20th minute to extend the lead by 5. This was the half time score. However, as has been the pattern this season, the Lions fought back in the second half, with Llewis Ryder crashing over in the 36th minute. After some sustained pressure, Mitchell Stechman scored and converted in the 46th minute, putting the Lions 12-10 up. However, the lead was shortlived as Perth Bayswater scored from the kickoff to take a 17-12 lead, which was the final score.