Un­beaten Sharks

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Moss­man-port Dou­glas Sharks re­main un­beaten af­ter two rounds of the CDRL com­pe­ti­tion af­ter a spir­ited come­from-be­hind draw against last year’s semi-fi­nal­ists Ather­ton.

Af­ter beat­ing Ivan­hoes last week, the Sharks were con­fi­dent head­ing into their first home game of the sea­son de­spite be­ing smashed by al­most 100 points by Ather­ton in the cor­re­spond­ing game last year.

But the Sharks proved it is a whole dif­fer­ent ball game in 2012 un­der cap­tain­coach Dar­ryl Light­ning who has brought in a few key re­cruits and in­stilled pride in the Sharks jumper.

The Sharks were lead­ing at half-time be­fore Ather­ton fought back and looked to have the game in con­trol in the last 10 min­utes.

But some solid de­fence led to a great team at­tack­ing raid which cul­mi­nated in a try out wide for home crowd favourite Peter Tuc­can­didgee, his sec­ond for the night.

Un­for­tu­nately goal­kicker Lyall Murgha missed the con­ver­sa­tion but it didn’t take away from the ef­fort of the team.

Other tryscor­ers for the Sharks were Jar­riet Den­man, Nigel Min­niecon and Adam Fischer with Murgha land­ing three con­ver­sions.

Sharks pres­i­dent Bron­son Ryan said it was the Sharks’ in­tim­i­dat­ing de­fence across the park which set up the re­sult.

“Un­for­tu­nately we just came up short for the win but they played with plenty of pride and it was a real team ef­fort,” he said.

Re­serve grade Sharks.

The Sharks are away to Ed­mon­ton this week­end.

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PHOTO BY NEIL WEAVERS

Try time: Adam Fischer break­ing through for the

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