Sharks fight to the end

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE MOSS­MAN Port Dou­glas se­nior Sharks suf­fered losses in all grades last week­end against lad­der leader’s Ed­mon­ton Storm.

The Sharks put up a strong fight and made Ed­mon­ton work hard for their win, but the Sharks had play­ers sent off and lost the away game with only 11 mem­bers on field for the last 10 min­utes.

De­spite A Grade los­ing 42 to 14 Shark’s pres­i­dent Bron­son Ryan said all teams played well and with more train­ing and per­se­ver­ance, the next games could be theirs.

“We lost it be­cause a cou­ple of play­ers got sent off, they were the num­ber-one team on the top of the lad­der and the boys dug in deep and re­ally gave it to them,” he said.

“The re­serves and C grade both went down, which comes down to miss­ing a cou­ple of play­ers from trav­el­ling.

“The Ed­mon­ton Storms reckon it was one of the tough­est games they played this year and if a cou­ple of the penal­ties had gone our way and we didn’t have play­ers sent off, we would’ve come out with a win.

“Stand outs in the game were Nigel Minecon in de­fence, his run­ning was per­fect and Jer­maine Pryor showed ded­i­ca­tion and lead­er­ship.”

Ed­mon­ton had a bat­tle on their hands and the Sharks will go into their next match against the Kan­ga­roos this week­end with con­fi­dence.

“You could see the at­ti­tude has changed in the club and even the spec­ta­tors who came said they did a good job,” Ryan said.

“All grades are due for a win this week and we’re pretty con­fi­dent we’ll come out with wins, we just need more ef­fort in train­ing and work­ing on fit­ness and dis­ci­pline and we’ll be right.”

A win against the Kan­ga­roos will help build up the mo­men­tum for the fol­low­ing week’s home game against In­n­is­fail Broth­ers.

Train­ing is on Tues­day and Thurs­day nights at the Sharks club at the Moss­man Show­grounds from 6pm and ev­ery­one is wel­come to join, as play­ers or just peo­ple in­ter­ested in join­ing the club.

All spec­ta­tors are wel­come to grab the bus for $10 each to sup­port the Moss­man Port Dou­glas Shark’s next away game this Satur­day against the Kan­ga­roos.

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