Young Sharkies get ready for the finals
THE under 11 Sharkies went down to Brothers White in a clash between the two top teams.
Right from the start the boys were on top with impregnable defence which frustrated Brothers and caused them to make numerous mistakes.
Although the Sharks’ execution could have been better at times, they had many attacking big guns in the form of Luke Pellegrent, Harry Goodman, Aaron Dunwell, Matty (the axe man) Chesterfield and Lex Taylor.
In the second half, they were superbly backed up by strong impact players Sean Evans and Joey Buckingham.
The strong games from both players helped improve the team’s second half performance.
Captain Lachlan Wilson, as he has so many times this year, kicked off the Sharks’ scoring with a brilliant individual run from halfway to score out wide.
The try was converted by Hugo Walker, giving the Sharks a 6-0 lead at half time.
In the second half Sean, Joey, Luke, Harry, Lachlan and tenacious Tommy Allen dominated the forwards clash.
This allowed halves Dylan Sorensen and Jake Newham to do what they do best, which is organise the backs.
With outside backs like Tully Cartwright, Angus Dickson, Hugo Walker, Dean McCarthy, Finn Divine-Cameron and Wayne Oui it’s no wonder the under 11s Sharks have been on top of the ladder from the beginning.
The second half scoring started with a great backline movement all the way out to winger Wayne Oui who put the ball down out wide.
The third try came from Tom Allen, who picked the right moment and cheekily put the ball over the line from dummy half.
Lachlan Wilson converted, with the final score 16-0.
A special mention must be made of Angus Dickson for great defence, some good draw and passes and incisive runs out wide.
Tommy Allen’s dummy half work has been excellent all year and has drawn praise from other coaches and officials wherever the Sharks have played.
The win has secured the boys a spot in the grand final to be held in September.