Sharks falter but hopes are high
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.