Ju­nior Sharkies re­port

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THE Un­der-6 Sharkies en­joyed an­other great game of footy last Satur­day at the Moss­man Show­grounds cheered on by the home crowd. In beau­ti­ful con­di­tions the boys took on Cairns Broth­ers and came away with a good win. EJ Bowen con­tin­ued his great form this year scor­ing some fan­tas­tic tries and pulling off some bril­liant tack­les while Kyan Alvoen also showed his speed run­ning in some awe­some tries which had the crowd cheer­ing. Caleb Uer­ata con­tin­u­ally im­proves each week and pulled off some crack­ing tack­les and Ty­eece also showed he is ca­pa­ble play­ing a solid game of footy earn­ing the man of the match for his de­ter­mi­na­tion over­com­ing an in­jury to play. THE Un­der-7 Sharks were outscored in their game against a very speedy Cairns Broth­ers out­fit last Satur­day but at the same time showed a great im­prove­ment in their game putting in ter­rific ef­fort. The young Sharks found them­selves in very fast paced game and didn’t take a back­ward step run­ning hard into the strong Broth­ers de­fence and man­ag­ing to get some off­loads away cre­at­ing sec­ond phase play which out­stand­ing for their age. All the play­ers tried their best in both at­tack and de­fence dis­play­ing a fan­tas­tic at­ti­tude. Saxon, Fletch and Couper scored a try each and Couper Smith was awarded the man of the match for mas­sive im­prove­ment, run­ning hard and mak­ing some awe­some tack­les. THE Un­der-8s played their best game of the sea­son against Broth­ers Blue last week. Both teams are usu­ally equal ri­vals but th­ese lit­tle Sharkies were on fire this week scor­ing 14 tries to Broth­ers’ three. Beau Paulke and David Neller put on splen­did per­for­mances with Beau scor­ing four tries and David scor­ing six. Calm Solomon was great to watch as he caught the ball on the fly and ran away to score two tries. Wyatt Lau­ri­gan was per­sis­tent in at­tack as al­ways and crossed the line to notch up an­other try against Broth­ers. Jack Hat­field scored a clever try off David Neller’s kick off, run­ning through the Broth­ers team to dive on the ball in goal. Dakota San­tarossa was a stand­out in de­fence and was brave to tackle Brother’s big­ger play­ers. Man of the match went to Jack Hat­field for putting on a good chase to score the try of the match and the coach’s award went to Alikai Moore for a good ef­fort at train­ing. THE Un­der-9s played an out­stand­ing game of footy on Satur­day against Broth­ers, de­feat­ing them 36-8. The Sharks played great footy giv­ing 100 per cent and stick­ing to the game plan. The Sharks ex­e­cuted train­ing drills per­fectly and en­sured that Broth­ers were out­played. Great at­tack­ing from Kye saw him score three tries and a con­ver­sion, with gutsy runs from for­wards Brodie, Tait and Mor­ri­gan gain­ing valu­able me­ters for the Sharks. A quick run from dummy half saw Tyson score in the cor­ner, then fol­low it up with an­other two tries af­ter some great runs from backs Josh, Ryan, Zechariah and Malackye. Great back­ing up saw Khalen score in the cor­ner and con­vert suc­cess­fully, as did Zecheriah and Malackye. Man of the match went to Tait for an awe­some game with the whole team earn­ing a coaches award for ex­e­cut­ing train­ing drills to perfection. THE Un­der-10s played an even matched game against Broth­ers with the fi­nal score be­ing a 24-all draw. Brax­ton Wienert was a stand­out scor­ing four tries, along with Jai­dyn Os­borne’s two. The de­fence play­ers helped to se­cure this draw as Christopher Neil, Lafe Hat­field, Harry O’Gor­man and Ethan Ch­ester­field pro­vided solid de­fence against a good-sized Broth­ers side. Man of the match was awarded to Brax­ton Wienert and the coach’s award was de­served by Jimmy Smith for putting in a solid ef­fort at train­ing. THE Un­der-11s ran into an in-form Cairns Broth­ers team and had trou­ble con­tain­ing Broth­ers big for­ward pack go­ing down 36-6. The only try scored by the Sharks was by Pac­man Jenk­ins and con­verted him­self. Sharks for­wards rucked it hard up the mid­dle into some tough de­fence. Sadly the backs didn’t get much op­por­tu­nity to run the ball. Bray­den Mynott earned him­self man of the match, ruck­ing and tack­ling it hard up the mid­dle and im­proves ev­ery game he plays. A big thank you goes to the Un­der-10 boys who helped out on Satur­day. The one pos­i­tive out of Satur­days’ game, the boys got plenty of tack­ling prac­tice. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Derek Sorensen who was se­lected to play in the War­ren Pitt Cup, well done. Also Pac­man Jenk­ins and Con­nor Berzin­ski played in the Un­der-11s Cairns dis­trict rep­re­sen­ta­tive team on Sun­day, both play­ing strong games help­ing to earn their team the Shield. THE Un­der-12s were def­i­nitely awake to put in their best per­for­mance of the year to keep their sea­son on track with a great win of 14-4 over Broth­ers Blue. Ev­ery player turned up to play which showed on the score­line. Man of the match per­for­mances from Pay­ton Adams whose move from back to dummy half had the team rolling for­ward with quick passes. Also Scotty Bowen’s move to back had him put in his best game of the year es­pe­cially in de­fence. Spe­cial men­tion to Kyle Solomon whose de­fence in the mid­dle was out­stand­ing, also Jai Miller con­tin­ues to im­prove in ev­ery game. THE Un­der-13s suf­fered a cruel loss to Broth­ers on home soil, de­spite lead­ing 10-6 at half time. In the first half of the game, the Sharks de­fence was sec­ond to none and their at­tack­ing re­sulted in tries for Cody Port and Austin Tay­ley, with a suc­cess­ful con­ver­sion for Zac Os­borne. Austin Tay­ley was back in form with gutsy tack- les and quick at­tack­ing, and Josh Bellero showed his po­ten­tial with quick move­ment off the line and great de­fence. Xa­vian Pitt showed im­prove­ment, play­ing a vi­tal role in the try scored by Austin af­ter forc­ing a change of pos­ses­sion in the Sharks 40. Melekai Wil­liams was again bru­tal in de­fence and An­thony Slaw­son made a great in­ter­cept and held up a try with help from Zac. Trazane Cobb’s pres­sure re­sulted in a knock on on the try line and Camp­bell Allen made some hard hits. De­spite their ef­forts the boys went down 36-10. Man of the Match went to Austin and the Coaches Award went to Josh. THE Un­der-14s were de­feated by Cairns Broth­ers 24-18 in a very en­ter­tain­ing but bruis­ing game. The match started well for the home team scor­ing the first points of the game. But fail­ure to com­plete the set from the kick off led to Broth­ers hit­ting back pretty quickly. The game was a real arm wres­tle and the bat­tle weary Sharks could not with­stand the con­stant bar­rage of the big Broth­ers for­wards. The boys never gave up though and kept try­ing right till the fi­nal siren. Man of the match went to Matty ‘‘Work­horse’’ Ch­ester­field and play­ers player was won by Henry ‘‘the Tank’’ Miller. AN UN­DER-STRENGTH Moss­man Un­der-15s out­fit took on a full strength Ed­mon­ton side. Al­though the Moss­man boys knew they were in for a hard game they scored first and got on the front foot. Af­ter that Ed­mon­ton knew how to get round our com­pact de­fence and scored a few tries. The coach is very happy with the ef­fort put in by all our play­ers, never giv­ing up or los­ing con­fi­dence. Man of the match hon­ours went to Kienan Gro­gan who scored some tries and showed true lead­er­ship in his half time talk en­cour­ag­ing the boys and ex­plain­ing where they can help their own games as well as the team’s. Moss­man went on to score the last try of the game.

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