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Bears beat Blacktown Workers in NSW Cup

Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles suffered a 32-12 loss to the North Sydney Bears at Lottoland tonight in round two of the NSW Cup.

In a match that never reached any great heights, the Bears led 16-12 at half-time before three second half tries saw the Bears take the two competition points.

It was the Sea Eagles second straight loss of the season.

The Bears crossed for the opening try in the third minute through winger Asu Kepoa. Half-back Brock Lamb converted from out wide for a 6-0 lead after five minutes.

The Sea Eagles hit back when winger Leva Li finished off a backline play for a 6-4 scoreline after 17 minutes.

Li grabbed his second try for a 10-4 lead in the 22nd minute before the Bears took a 16-10 lead through two quick tries to full-back Kieran Moss.

A penalty goal to Abbas Miski after the half-time siren saw the Sea Eagles trail 16-12 at the break.

North Sydney went to a 22-12 lead after 45 minutes through a converted own try to Lamb before scoring another converted try for a 28-12 lead after 65 minutes.

The visitors then scored again two minutes from full-time for the 32-12 scoreline.