THE Under-15 Sharks played their final game for the season last Saturday putting up a good fight against the second placed Kangaroos.
The Roos scored the first two tries of the match jumping to a 10-0 lead but the Sharks hit back with two tries of their own with Quinlyn Cannon crossing twice off the back of some great teamwork making the score 12-10 to the Sharks.
Mossman had the upper hand and Jake Todd and Dicky Jackson both managed to get over the try line but unfortunately failed to ground the ball cleanly. The Roos then took advantage of their opportunity and scored two more tries making the score 18-12 at half-time.
The Sharks went into the secondhalf determined to finish the year with a win throwing everything they had at the Roos, and when Jaggar Ablett crashed through the defence and scored under the posts, the Sharks had the Roos on the hop.
Unfortunately, the boys turned over possession on three or four occasions in the last 15 minutes of the game and it was enough for the Roos speedy backline to run away with the game and the eventual score was 40-24 to Kangaroos
The highlight of the game was when the crafty Patrick Lanskey threw a gem of a ball from dummy half picking up Taheega Savage down the short side to score his first ever try much to the delight of whole team and coaching staff.
Jake Pendlebury, Jaggar Ablett and Curtis Hober all played strongly in the forwards. Haydon D’Adonna lead the team perfectly at half-back and Quinlyn Cannon was virtually unstoppable again. Man of the Match went to Taheega Savage for his great effort on the day.
The boys have been competitive all year and should be proud of their effort both playing the game and at training.