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Wests Tigers come from behind to down Bears

Wests Tigers Jersey Flegg have come from behind to down the North Sydney Bears 22-14 in their Round 5 clash today at Leichhardt Oval to make it back-to-back wins for the young guns.

Trailing 14-6 at the half-time break, Wests Tigers fought back with three tries in the space of 20 minutes to re-take the lead over North Sydney and ensure it would be a perfect round of results for Wests Tigers, with the club's NRL, Canterbury Cup and Tarsha Gale side all recording wins throughout the Round 5 weekend.

The win sees Wests Tigers move in to the top eight of the Jersey Flegg ladder for the first time this season ahead of next week's clash with the Parramatta Eels.

After a tight start to the match, it was the home side who eventually broke the deadlock when an inside pass from Jock Madden put Lucas Castle over for his first try of the year. Madden's conversion gave Wests Tigers a 6-0 lead after 14 minutes but it would be short-lived as North Sydney soon took the lead courtesy of tries to Mason McCarthy and Max Altus — both of which were converted by the visitors.

Leading by six, Connor Garetty would add a further two points to the Bears' lead right on the stroke of half-time with a penalty goal for an infringement off the ball.

Needing to score first in the second half, Wests Tigers found a way back in to the contest through Zac Cini three minutes in to the half, before Logen Dillon continued his good form to start the year with a try in the 52nd minute to give his side the lead.

Madden's individual effort shortly after took the lead out beyond a converted try, with his third conversion for the afternoon giving Wests Tigers a 22-14 advantage.

The scoreline remained as such over the final 10 minutes as Wests Tigers held their nerve defensively — capping off a great afternoon of results for the club.

Wests Tigers will look to make it three wins in a row against Parramatta next week.

Wests Tigers 22 (Castle, Cini, Dillon, Madden tries; Madden 3/4 goals) def. North Sydney Bears 14 (McCarthy, Altus tries; Garetty 3/3 goals)

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