Young Sharks are build­ing mo­men­tum

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - Shane Ni­chols

young but steadily ma­tur­ing as a side – that’s the ver­dict of Moss­man Port Dou­glas Sharks coach Trevor Cobb fol­low­ing their round 6 win against Yarrabah in the home game on Satur­day night.

It’s now two wins on the trot and sees the Sharks hold­ing fourth spot in the comp, with eight points. Now they are look­ing for a third straight win when they play the lowly placed Kan­ga­roos up next.

They threw away a prob­a­ble win against the Ed­mon­ton Storm a cou­ple of weeks ago and the sub­se­quent soul search­ing has seen some im­prove­ment in at­ti­tude in the last two matches.

“We learned a les­son from the match against Storm,” coach Trevor Cobb said.

“We knew we had a bet­ter team than that.

“We promised our­selves that we had to trans­late the qual­ity that’s on pa­per to what we do out on the field.

“We did that against Ma­reeba.

“And this week­end it was an all round team per­for­mance,” coach Trevor Cobb said.

“We were led re­ally well by our per­for­mance in the mid­dle, through by David Oui, Bert Whap and Darryl Light­ning.

“Ed­die Daniels was man of the match with his three tries and Shawn Bowen played re­ally well.”

He has not lost sight of the fact that most of the vic­to­ries so far had been against team ranked lower than the Sharks, but said it had been a good gauge of the team’s po­ten­tial.

“Now it’s a mat­ter of keep­ing that con­sis­tent at­ti­tude and per­for­mance,” Cobb said.

“We’re con­fi­dent but we’re not ar­ro­gant. It’s a young team but now we’ve got that at­ti­tude and con­fi­dence, a lot of teams are go­ing to find it hard to beat us at home.”

Pic­ture: LUKAS TEAS­DALE

Sharks vs Yarrabah at home last Satur­day

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