Sharks fal­ter but hopes are high

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

PUTTING too much pres­sure on them­selves has been blamed for the Moss­man Sharks loss to bot­tom side Ivan­hoes when they were beaten 16-10 at Moss­man Show­grounds last Fri­day.

Pres­i­dent and five-eighth Bron­son Ryan said it was re­ally dis­ap­point­ing af­ter the boys had found some ear­lier form and were within reach of the top five.

“Af­ter the loss the boys have dropped their heads a bit and I think they are putting too much pres­sure on them­selves to win ev­ery game,” Ryan said.

“Of course the wins are great, but with the sea­son only just start­ing the pres­sure to win is too great and we have just lost our way for the mo­ment.

“We got off to a great start but now with hav­ing lost three games in a row you would have to say that we are just go­ing through the mo­tions.

“But the guys will get back to find­ing their flu­ent form and we have a bye this week­end and so today we will spend it re­group­ing and putting in a big train­ing ses­sion and just get each player’s con­fi­dence back to the level where it’s needed.

“Re­ally, once we get back to our work- ing for­mula the only way is back up for us and just to re­lax and play the game and do all the right things and the guys will start win­ning again.

“But I would ap­peal to our fans to turn up to ev­ery game that they can be­cause this also helps the guys tremen­dously when they hear their sup­port­ers cheer­ing them on, it re­ally lifts their spir­its.”

Bron­son Ryan and Jer­maine Prior scored tries and An­drew Gar­nett Jr kicked a goal.

The next for the Sharks af­ter the bye will be to play Ather­ton who they tied with in an ear­lier game this sea­son.

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