Sharks still have finals sniff
THE Mossman-Port Douglas Sharks still have a fighting chance of making the top five despite a heartbreaking two-point loss at home to the Kangaroos on Saturday night.
All three grades went down, with the seniors losing 28-26, reserves 44-20 and C-Grade lost 12-10.
Sharks president Bronson Ryan said the teams need to get more hungry and push their opponents to the limits and now ladder positions will be determined not only by the Sharks’ next game but by whether Tully and Yarrabah lose theirs.
“I’m really impressed with all three grades who played really well and we still haven’t dropped our bundle yet and are still pushing on making sure they work hard for it,” he said.
“It was a bit disappointing, both teams worked hard to win, we didn’t just give the game to the Kangaroos, they knew we were in the game right up until the last 30 seconds.
“We got the ball near the line and could’ve scored if we didn’t drop the ball and could’ve won the game - overall our backs and forwards worked well together all we can do now is win.”
The Sharks have five more games to get themselves into the top five and a chance at the finals, including playing their belated match with the Brothers.
“If we win all five, which I believe is doable, if we play to our potential we could beat any team and if we win against Innisfail and Yarrabah and the Kangaroos lose then we are one step further and not out of it,” Ryan said.
“We are no easybeats and that’s one thing we are determined to be at top-five level and teams coming know they’re in the game, we haven’t lost by more than 20 points which is a miracle for us considering last year we were losing 50, 90 at one stage - we’ve just got to put our heads down.”
The Sharks are organising a bus for their next game in Innisfail. If you would like a seat contact Bronson Ryan on 0478 027 259.