Brothers get their whinge on
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.