Broth­ers get their whinge on

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

MOSS­MAN Port Dou­glas Sharks were dis­ap­pointed last week­end when Broth­ers re­fused to play at the Show­grounds be­cause it was “too dark”.

Broth­ers pres­i­dents Bob Mul­ley said the light­ing at the south­east corner of the ground was in­ad­e­quate and it was an is­sue of duty of care for his play­ers.

The ref­eree in charge of the game Steve Mc­Cul­lough agreed with Mul­ley and the game has been post­poned how­ever, Sharks pres­i­dent Bron­son Ryan said he will not have the game resched­uled on a week­end the Sharks are al­ready play­ing.

“We won’t play two games on the same week­end, they were talk­ing about their play­ers’ safety and I won’t be do­ing that for my play­ers’ safety,” he said.

“We’ve only got a small num­ber of play­ers to choose from whereas Broth­ers has hun­dreds.

“I can’t say what’s hap­pen­ing, nothing is con­firmed but we’re hop­ing they will split the two points so we don’t have to make up a game.”

Di­vi­sion 10 Coun­cil­lor Ju­lia Leu said the lights at the Moss­man Show­grounds were a pri­or­ity and said yes­ter­day they had been fixed.

De­spite the dis­ap­point­ment of last week­end and the dis­ap­point­ment for the C-Grade and Re­serve grade that both lost to Broth­ers, the Sharks are ready for an­other home game against Tully.

“It’s a real shocker, ev­ery other team played here ex­cept for Broth­ers, I’m not im­pressed at all and hop­ing ev­ery­thing’s right for this week­end, I’ve spo­ken to Tully and they’re def­i­nitely com­ing up,” Ryan said.

“Our goal now is to see our side strong and win from here on in, if we have a win we get closer and close to the top five spot.”

Come along to the Show­grounds Satur­day night to watch the Sharks fight to get back to the top of the lad­der against Tully, the games are start­ing ear­lier this week­end, re­serves is at 4.30pm and main game kick­ing off at 6pm.

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