Sharkies set

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

SATUR­DAY night saw the Moss­man Port Dou­glas Se­nior Sharks brave the weather to take on the Yarabah Seag­ulls for their fi­nal trial match of the 2014 pre-sea­son.

With high hopes for the tri­als the Sharks did not dis­ap­point those faith­ful sup­port­ers who turned up pre­par­ing to yield any sort of cover nec­es­sary to find shel­ter from the buck­et­ing rain. Thank­fully the weather cleared up and the grounds dried out and our faith­ful sup­port­ers didn’t risk catch­ing a cold.

The first game kicked off with the un­der 18’s fo­cus­ing on ball con­trol and de­ter­mi­na­tion to run away with a 40 points to 6 win. Un­der the coach­ing guid­ance of our pres­i­dent Ja­son Fasano com­bin­ing with Billy Sege­yaro the youngest of our teams are train­ing hard and hop­ing to see a few more Un­der 18 play­ers join them for a promis­ing 2014 cam­paign.

Next up was the Moss­man Cen­tral Tyre Ser­vice Re­serve Grade added the Sharks only loss of the night. Beaten by 14 points the Re­serves put in a promis­ing per­for­mance giv­ing the boys plenty of points to im­prove on and good signs for the sea­son ahead.

With a mixed re­sult from the two pro­ceed­ing games the boys were de­ter­mined to turn the night around and achieve an un­de­feated pre­sea­son for the Moss­man Cus­tom Kitchen’s A Grade Sharks. Our Cap­tain/ Coach David Grainer not only man­aged to pro­vide the boys with di­rec­tion and pur­pose he was re­warded with a try for his ef­forts. Up­front David Oui pro­vided some bril­liant me­tres and go-for­ward lay­ing the per­fect plat­form for the backs to play on. Work­ing on this Dar­ryl Grant steered the boys well at 5/8 hav­ing a hand in most tries scored for the game with a par­tic­u­larly im­pres­sive com­bi­na­tion in putting Dar­ryl Light­en­ing over the line for four points.

Coin­cid­ing with the trial match the co­op­er­a­tive C- Grade Moss­man/ Mt Gar­nett Sharks trav­elled to Cairns to play against last year’s mi­nor pre­miers Ma­landa. Putting on an im­pres­sive show the boys ran away with the win tal­ly­ing a fi­nal score of 42 to 18.

Moss­man Port Dou­glas Se­nior Sharks would like to thank any­one who at­tended ei­ther trial match this sea­son and look for­ward to a great sea­son ahead. The Sharks now pre­pare to travel to In­n­is­fail to play their first match of the CDRL sea­son be­fore head­ing back to Moss­man to play Ma­reeba for the first home game of the sea­son on March 15.


David Oui

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