Young Sharks are building momentum
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.”
Sharks vs Yarrabah at home last Saturday