Toowoomba Bears and USQ catch up post match to celebrate their meeting in the inaugural Emilee Cherry Cup women's sevens premiership.
Toowoomba Bears and USQ catch up post match to celebrate their meeting in the inaugural Emilee Cherry Cup women's sevens premiership. GLEN McCULLOUGH

Bears shine in inaugural Emilee Cherry Cup win

TOOWOOMBA Bears flew the flag for city-based clubs in this years' Downs Rugby competitions with an emphatic victory in the inaugural Emilee Cherry Cup.

Bears outshone fellow city club USQ 41-0 in the 2018 grand final at Clive Berghofer Stadium after having led 26-0 at half-time.

Bears' seven-try effort was led by player of the match Jordanan Ackland and Penny Dukes who both crossed for two tries each.

Cassie Carberry, Paige Armstrong and Anna Johnston also helped themselves to tries in a slick, classy display from the Bears.

USQ earlier in the day won through to the decider with a thrilling 24-19 victory over the Condamine Codettess in extra time after the teams were deadlocked at full-time after being 7-all at half-time.

Player of the grand final Jordanan Ackland heading for her second try in the Emilee Cherry Cup grand final.
Player of the grand final Jordanan Ackland heading for her second try in the Emilee Cherry Cup grand final. GLEN McCULLOUGH

Jordanan Ackland completes another five-pointer for Bears in the Emilee Cherry Cup grand final.
Jordanan Ackland completes another five-pointer for Bears in the Emilee Cherry Cup grand final. GLEN McCULLOUGH

USQ player Abbie Jewell looks to break through the defence of Toowoomba Bears during the Emilee Cherry Cup grand final at Clive Berghofer Stadium.
USQ player Abbie Jewell looks to break through the defence of Toowoomba Bears during the Emilee Cherry Cup grand final at Clive Berghofer Stadium. GLEN McCULLOUGH

Toowoomba Bears celebrate their Emilee Cherry Cup victory with coach Scott Gale.
Toowoomba Bears celebrate their Emilee Cherry Cup victory with coach Scott Gale. GLEN McCULLOUGH


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