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Extract from Manly Warringah News ? November 1946
Copy kindly provided by Glen Thorpe (16 matches 1954/55)



By "Half"

The blue ribbon of the inter-districts Junior Rugby League Competition, the Presidents Cup, was won by Manly-Warringah at the Sydney Cricket Ground last Saturday, the team beating Northern Suburbs 12 to 8. The game was one of the best seen among juniors for several years. At the conclusion both teams received an ovation from the large crowd present. By its win the team has virtually won the championship of Metropolitan Junior leagues for season 1946. The team has created a wonderful record, they were undefeated in the series.

Manly-Warringah were first to score, B. Horne landing a great goal from a penalty, and after that the teams played great football. The try scored by young Dick Sullivan won rounds of applause, whilst the goals by B. Horne and R. Beaumont were gems. The score at half-time was Manly-Warringah 9, Northern Suburbs 3.

On resuming, North launched a determined attack on the Many-Warringah line, and for a time gained the upper hand adding five points and making the score Manly-Warringah 9, Northern suburbs 8. Manly-Warringah unwound movement after movement, and Jack Bradstreet, securing the ball, scored a great try to put Manly-Warringah in the lead 12 to 8.

Norths made another effort to storm the line, but the Manly-Warringah boys were not to be denied, and the final whistle went with the team on top.

Both teams received a great ovation from the crowd, and they are congratulated on their play. Norths were the first to congratulate the winners on their victory. It would be hard to individualise, each member giving his best. The forwards were too good for the opposition, whilst the backs did all that was required of them.

Final scores:- Manly-Warringah 12 (J. Bradstreet, A. Sullivan tries, B. Horne 2, R. Beaumont 1 goal); Northern Suburbs 8 (J. Lord, D. Morton tries, N. O'Brien goal).