Alex takes punt and helps

ALEX Barry can score a try when it comes to playing rugby league.

It also seems the 17 year-old can kick a goal when he's got a Sherrin in his hands.

Barry kicked three goals for the Maryborough Bears in the AFL Queensland Bundaberg Wide Bay round 10 showdown against Bundaberg's Across the Waves at Granville's Bear Park on Saturday

Unfortunately for Barry, it wasn't enough to earn his team a win.

The table-topping Across the Waves beat the bottom-of-the-ladder Bears 26.17.173 to 10.1.61.

Rob Searle (two), Zach Edmondstone (two), Alex Backin, Jaryd Edmonstone and Dion Simmons kicked the other goals for the Bears.

Barry, Searle, Simmons, Jaryd Hamilton, Curtis McFarlane and Dean Backwell were the best on field.

For Barry to kick three goals and be named as one of the best on field was a pretty impressive performance when you consider he wasn't going to play.

“I've got a cold and I wasn't feeling all that flash – playing footy wasn't on my agenda,” he said.

“Saying that, the team already had a few out and they needed a hand so I didn't want to let them down.

“I feel a bit sore today.”

As for the game, Barry said ATW were just too good on the day.

“We played all right in the first quarter and were just three goals behind them,” Barry, who is also a talented cricketer, said.

“Then they took off – they kicked 10 goals in the second quarter and that blew us away.”

Another Bundaberg club, Brothers Bulldogs, ensured the round was a miserable one for the Fraser Coast clubs after beating Bay Power 11.14.80 to 5.13.43 at Faircloth Oval in the Rum City.

Trevor Schlein, Damien McGreevy, Gavin Thomas, Ben Crowder and Benjamin Robins kicked the goals for the second-placed Bay Power.

Tim Smith, Andrew Dower, Ben Driscoll, Glenn Krohn, Crowder and McGreevy were the best on field.

Who rules?

Across the Waves 38

Bay Power 22

Brothers Bulldogs 22

Hervey Bay Bombers 22

Maryborough Bears 16



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