Jnr Sharkies show their skills on road
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.