Shark attack takes down Tigers
THE Mossman-Port Douglas Sharks will enter this week’s bye full of confidence they are capable of playing finals football after upsetting Tully at home last Saturday night.
With Tully going into the match holding down fifth spot, the Sharks proved too good across the park to run out comfortable 46-26 winners.
The Sharks have notched up back-to-back wins and could line up for their next game against third-placed Edmonton at the Mossman Showgrounds on July 14, just one point outside the top-five.
Coach Darryl Lightning said he was delighted by the effort put in by his players so far this season and believes a finals appearance is not beyond the Sharks.
“We haven’t been thinking about finals, we were just looking to improve on last year,” he said.
“But considering how we’re going at this stage of the year, we might as well look at breaking into the top five and staying there.”
there was no secret to the Sharks’ muchimproved performance this year as opposed to last season when the club was flogged every week and nearly folded.
“Everybody’s just started to believe in each other, we’re turning up to play football and we’re not worried about any off-field dramas,” he said.
“The players have shown they can be part of a winning culture.”
He also paid tribute to the efforts of hooker Jordan Commando and five-eighth Lyall Murgha from Yarrabah and from Jermaine Pryor who joined the club at the start of the season.
“They’ve stuck with us and we’ve given them the opportunity to play first grade and they’ve repaid us for that faith in their ability,” he said.
Murgha will be back for the Edmonton clash despite being knocked out in a late tackle against Tully.
The Sharks are confident they can beat anyone in the competition in the run to the finals.
“Edmonton are very beatable - watch out, the Sharks are on their way up.”
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