Sharks fight to the end
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.