For­mer Cow­boy to pull on Sharks boot

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

FOR­MER North Queens­land Cow­boy Bren­ton Bowen will line up for the Moss­man-Port Dou­glas Sharks this week­end.

Bowen - who signed up for the North­ern Pride this sea­son and will play along­side team­mate Gavin Cramp­ton for the Sharks against Ivan­hoes - will rep­re­sent the Sharks when not on Pride duty this sea­son and is ex­pected to elec­trify the team which had a solid start to the sea­son last week­end.

De­spite go­ing down 36-20 to Ed­mon­ton, it was a promis­ing start to the sea­son for the Sharks who could have sneaked away with a vic­tory if they didn’t drop three balls over the try­line.

The Sharks were in dan­ger of fold­ing only a few weeks ago be­cause of a lack of num­bers but man­aged to field four sides against Ed­mon­ton - first grade, re­serves, Un­der-18s and C-grade.

The re­serves suf­fered a nar­row 16-10 loss, the Un­der 18s romped away to a 43-0 win while C-grade es­caped with a 30-26 vic­tory.

First grade coach Trevor Cobb said he was de­lighted by the club’s re­vival.

“I’m ec­static by the ef­fort in the first game,” he said.

“They showed plenty of com­mit­ment and were un­lucky not to win.

“The fact the club was able to field four teams when we were in dan­ger of fold­ing only a few weeks ago proves the peo­ple of Moss­man want their club to sur­vive.

“Hav­ing Bren­ton and Gavin play­ing for us this week­end will give the rest of the play­ers a big boost and we’re very evenly matched against Ivan­hoes, it should be a great game.”

The Sharks tackle Ivan­hoes at Smith­field on Satur­day night.

The new Shark: Bren­ton Bowen will line up for the sharks

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