Sharks still have fi­nals sniff

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

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.

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