Jnr Sharks play hearts out

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Un­der-6 Sharkies kicked off their sea­son with a great game against the Ma­reeba Gla­di­a­tors on Satur­day outscor­ing the op­po­si­tion eight tries to two.

Mar­lon Bellero. Za­van Salam, Kyan Alvoen and EJ Bowen were nearly unstoppable in at­tack, all scor­ing some fan­tas­tic tries which had crowd the cheer­ing.

How­ever it was the boys’ ef­fort in de­fence which was most pleas­ing. In hu­mid con­di­tions the whole team worked hard with Caleb Uer­ata, Wade Hawkins and Ry­der Smith get­ting right amongst it.

Mar­lon Bellero made sev­eral try sav­ing tack­les and for his mighty ef­fort on the day earned him­self Man of the Match.

Af­ter cheer­ing the Un­der-6s to vic­tory, the Un­der- 7s Sharkies also en­joyed a great seven tries to three win over the Ma­reeba Gla­di­a­tors on Satur­day in hot con­di­tions at the Moss­man Show­grounds.

Good hard run­ning by the young Sharks was too much for the Ma­reeba team to han­dle and lead­ing the way was Azaya Tay­ley, Bonita Solomon, Fletcher MacDon­ald and Tyson MacKay giv­ing the team good go for­ward.

Cooper Smith, Matthias Jack­o­nia and Garence Hin­ton ran out wide mak­ing plenty of ground with their speedy runs and Saxon Vizard was dam­ag­ing ev­ery time he ran the ball.

The Sharkies’ de­fence was also out­stand­ing forc­ing the Gla­di­a­tors to run around the Sharks to score.

Hal­lie Jenk­ins scored a hat­trick of tries and tack­led hard all day and was awarded Man of the Match for her awe­some non stop ef­fort.

EJ Bowen who backed up from the Un­der-6s also had great game.

The Un­der-8s Sharkies played an awe­some game against Ma­reeba de­spite los­ing 36-24.

Wy­att Louri­gan won the Coaches Award for be­ing a great team leader and al­ways en­cour­ag­ing play­ers to con­tinue train­ing.

Ma­reeba’s coach gave the three points to the Sharkies’ David Neller for his tack­ling tech­nique and workrate of 16 tack­les, two points to Jack Hat­field for his ex­cel­lent eyes on the ball and 12 tack­les and one point to Wy­att for his great de­fence, break­away runs and 14 tack­les.

Matthias Jack­o­nia and Blaze Wil­son who stepped up from the Un­der7s to help the Un­der-8s and put in great runs and saved many tries.

New play­ers Alikia Moore and Calm Solomon both play­ers played ex­termly great foot­ball great tack­ling and team work.

Dakota San­tarossa, Beau Paulki and Kevin Creek played well and were great also in de­fence and runs.

Tackle of the day awarded by the Ma­reeba coach went to ( Bubba) David Neller.

It was great team­work for the first game of sea­son and ex­cel­lent sports­man­ship de­spite a few nerves but that will im­prove. Train­ing is on Tues­days and Thurs­days at 5pm.

For the Un­der-11s, it was great to see a team ef­fort.

Stand­out play­ers were Heath Barry, Isiah Dock­rill and Pack­man Jenk­ins.

The Un­der-13s trav­elled to Ivan- hoes for the 2013 tri­als on Satur­day and as al­ways, per­formed well.

In their first game against Kan­ga­roos Gold, the boys worked well to­gether to bring home a win in the first game of the sea­son.

The Sharks were on fire, es­pe­cially con­sid­er­ing that they had to mesh with play­ers they had never played with be­fore.

In the sec­ond game against Ed­mon­ton Light­ning, heat and fa­tigue slowed the boys a lit­tle, how­ever they still man­aged to show Light­ning that they were a force to be reck­oned with.

Wade Dun­can showed great en­thu­si­asm and com­mit­ment to a po­si­tion he doesn’t nor­mally play and Ry­ley Jenk­ins proved that size is not a de­ter­rent when it comes to tak­ing down the big fel­las.

Out on the wing, An­thony Slaw­son man­aged to break through a lot of de­fence while Xa­vian Pitt showed de­ter­mi­na­tion by not let­ting in­jury stop him.

Zac Os­borne showed great lead­er­ship and com­pleted a moun­tain of work through­out the games, while both Trazane Cobb and Austin Tay­ley were light on their feet and pulled off some out­stand­ing at­tack­ing.

Man of the Match went to Wade Dun­can and the Coaches Award went to Ry­ley Jenk­ins.

The un­der­strength Un­der-15s ran on field with 11 play­ers com­pared to a full strength Ma­reeba out­fit.

Moss­man started strongly scor­ing in the first five min­utes and never let the lead slip from that point.

The fi­nal score was Moss­man 36 to Ma­reeba 20.

Three tries to Dou­glas scored him Man of the Match hon­ours although the en­tire team dug deep, never gave up and showed true char­ac­ter that made ev­ery per­son watch­ing the game ex­tremely proud. Even the op­po­si­tion coach con­grat­u­lated the boys on their ef­fort.

The team needs a few more play­ers to help the team out so if your in­ter­ested come to the Moss­man Show­grounds on Tues­day at 5pm and there will be plenty of game time for all.

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