Extract from Manly
Warringah News ? November 1946
Copy kindly provided by Glen Thorpe (16 matches
THE PRESIDENTS CUP FINAL
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.