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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