Flimsy defence proves costly
THE mighty Port DouglasMossman Sharks need a bigger crowd and stronger defence to get through their next game after losing to Mareeba at home last weekend 30-24.
An easy try in the first minute saw the players drop off and let through 18 points in the following seven minutes, leaving the Sharks to chase Mareeba the rest of the game.
President Bronson Ryan said he was a bit disappointed with the overall results and said the team lost their way, pushing them further down the ladder to seventh position but still within striking distance of a finals berth.
“Everyone played well, just our defence efforts weren’t there, we need to make sure our defence is right, learn from our mistakes and hopefully get a better result this week,” he said.
“The team fell apart as a unit but there were a couple of positives - they had a 24-point lead and we chased it down in the last 5five minutes we could’ve even drawn or won if things bounced our way.
“The standouts of the game were the forward pack, they’re doing a great job in the middle and showing leadership around the paddock and young Jason Carnando our hooker who played a brilliant game.”
This Friday night the Sharks take on the Ivanhoes at home and are calling on supporters and lovers of rugby league to get behind the team and help back them to a win.
“I know it’s Carnivale, but I pray support comes and backs us, we got to work on our defence and focus on the game plan and work hard to get some wins on the boards,” Ryan said.
The Reserves also lost to Mareeba 44-20, and C-Grade lost 38-18 last weekend.
Next week C-Grade don’t have a game and Reserves kick off tomorrow night at the Sharks home turf the showgrounds against Ivanhoes at 6.30pm and the big game kicks off at 8pm.
On the attack: the Sharks in action