Jnr Sharkies show their skills on road

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Un­der-6 Sharkies trav­elled to Red­lynch last Satur­day to take on the mighty Ra­zor­backs on their home turf.

Tak­ing to the field with only five play­ers the lit­tle Sharks were in for a tough game, but the boys were up for it.

Caleb and Wadie made some great runs and tried their best in de­fence show­ing grad­ual im­prove­ment each week, while Za­van Salam ran the ball hard it was again his tack­ling ef­fort that was out­stand­ing, and he was well as­sisted by Kyan Alvoen.

EJ Bowen was man of the match scor­ing some great tries with his mes­meris­ing runs and mak­ing sev­eral try sav­ing tack­les.

With a full team on hand the Un­der7 Sharkies faced a very strong Red­lynch out­fit last Satur­day putting in a fan­tas­tic ef­fort in hot con­di­tions.

The young Sharks again showed they can de­fend strongly in the mid­dle of the ruck, which prompted the Red­lynch speed men do­ing the dam­age to the Sharkies run­ning wide and scor­ing tries.

The most pleas­ing as­pect of the game was the en­thu­si­asm shown by all the play­ers to get in­volved in both at­tack and de­fence.

As the sea­son con­tin­ues this team will be­come stronger and is al­ready prov­ing to be a real hand­ful for the op­po­si­tion.

Hal­lie Jenk­ins, Azaya Tay­ley and Saxon Vizard again all played strongly, and Matthias Jack­o­nia was man of the match for a su­per ef­fort in both at­tack and de­fence.

The un­der-8s had a con­vinc­ing win over the Red­lynch Ra­zor­backs scor­ing 40 points to 10. Our amaz­ing try scor­ers on the day were David Neller (3), Wy­att Lau­ri­gan (3), Calm Solomon (2), Matthais Jack­o­nia and Saxon Vizard.

Stand­outs in de­fence were Dakota San­tarossa, who made a whop­ping 18 tack­les with Jack Hat­field in sup­port with 17 tack­les.

Dako­tas tire­less ef­fort on the day scored him Player of the Match this week with Coachs Award go­ing to Alikai Moore for work­ing hard at train­ing.

Thank you to Azaya Tay­ley, Matthais Jack­o­nia, Hal­lie Jenk­ins, Saxon Vizard and their fam­i­lies for help­ing the un­der 8s team with num­bers for their game.

In their first game against Red­lynch, the Sharks Un­der-9s came out with all guns blaz­ing and showed that their de­fence had not lost its sting over the off sea­son.

Big hits from Ryan Hawk­ing, Tyson Os­borne and Kye Durie en­sured that the Ra­zor­backs didn’t man­age any points on the board and Malachi Jako­nia showed great de­ter­mi­na­tion with his hard run ups re­sult­ing in a try for him.

Tyson weaved through the de­fence to score and then pulled off a great chip to set up Kye for his try.

Zecheriah Paulke dis­played true sports­man­ship by join­ing the op­po­si­tion’s side to en­sure ev­ery­one had equal game time and proved valu­able to the op­po­si­tion.

In the sec­ond game, heat and fa­tigue slowed the boys against a fresh Scor­pi­ons side, how­ever new com­ers Tait, Josh, Eli­jah Zam­mataro and Gage Jakob­son showed that they will be a val­ued ad­di­tion to the team with some great ball run­ning and de­fence.

The Sharks even­tu­ally went down to Scor­pi­ons three tries to nil.

The Un­der-10s put on some quick tries in the first half against Red­lynch.

It was a hard game for the boys with Red­lynch hit­ting back and scor­ing three tries of their own.

Over­all, Moss­man came away with the win scor­ing four tries and was able to hold out Red­lynch with some hearty de­fence from Jai­dyn Os­borne and Jimmy Smith. Try scor­ers on the day were Brax­ton Wiern­ert (2), Mikey Tay­ley and Harry OGor­man. Good on you, boys! Player of the Match went to Harry and Coaches Award went to Jimmy.

In very hot con­di­tions the Un­der-12s first took on Red­lynch with a 12-6 win and then backed up straight away against a red hot scor­pi­ons.

The lo­cal boys were still a bit rusty and lost 24-0.

The team wel­comed some new and re­turn­ing play­ers Lochie Adams, BJ Davies, Bryon Nona, Liam Clacherty, Nick Sco­maz­zon, Tar­quin Bur­ford, Pe­tree Miller, Jarod Tesch, Leith Malone and Laish Salam.

The Coach­ing staff very happy to see so many new play­ers coming to footy.

Spe­cial coach’s men­tion to Lachie Buzza who con­tin­u­ally tack­les him­self to a stand­still game af­ter game.

The Un­der- 13 boys took on Red­lynch on Satur­day in a game that ri­valled NRL matches played on the week­end.

The Sharks played out­stand­ing foot­ball against a well drilled Red­lynch side, with the Sharks win­ning the nail­bit­ing game by a slen­der four points in the dy­ing min­utes.

Fierce de­fence from the Sharks en­sured that the Ra­zor­backs had to work for ev­ery point they put on the board, with gutsy tack­ling from Law­son Van Rhine, Zachary Os­borne and Me­lakai Wil­liams.

The Sharks at­tack­ing game was fault­less, with great team work re­sult­ing in tries be­ing scored con­sis­tently through­out the game.

Trazane Cobb-Fis­cher put the ball through Melekai’s hands, who off­loaded to Austin Tay­ley which re­sulted in a try in the cor­ner, and Law­son Van Rhine sent a great ball to Cody Port to set him up for one of his three tries of the game.

Xa­vian Pitt pulled of a great length of the field run to score for the Sharks, with Phillip Oui show­ing fierce run­ning skills and man­ag­ing to spin out of three sep­a­rate at­tempts to stop his run.

Zachary was ag­gres­sive in the scrum, suc­cess­fully win­ning against the feed 4 times through­out the game to re­gain pos­ses­sion for the Sharks.

The en­tire team played like true cham­pi­ons with the Man of the Match Awarded to Melekai for an out­stand­ing game and Phillip Oui earned him­self a coach’s award for his ef­forts.

The un­der- 15s took on a full strength Red­lynch un­der 16s side on Satur­day.

With Dou­glas hav­ing the day off with in­jury it was left to Josh to take on all the front row du­ties.

Josh had many barn-storming runs and strong de­fen­sive tack­ling show­ing all how far he has come this sea­son so far.

Wynn, Lester and Bryce all both had strong games which they are now know for but a spe­cial men­tion to Ai­den Trewick and Damien Swind­ley for their first game this sea­son.

Both played ex­tremely well con­sid­er­ing the much big­ger op­po­si­tion.

Man of the Match went to Daniel Dowl­ing for his con­sis­tent ef­fort in both De­fence and At­tack.

The fi­nal score was Red­lynch 28 Moss­man 20.

The boys are look­ing for­ward to tak­ing on Ivan­hoes at home next week­end back in their own age group.

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