Sharks down #1 team
Now for Tully and a spot for Mossman in finals
THE Mossman Sharks A grade were sensational on Saturday night with a 28-24 win over the top-of-the-table Innisfail Leprechauns.
Innisfail had only lost one game this season until Saturday night when they came up against a determined Sharks outfit who matched them in every department.
Innisfail who boast former Northern Pride players and are coached by Cowboys and Queensland legend,
Ty Williams, never got in front of the Sharks and were made to work hard for every point.
Their defence was tested time and time again with relentless attacking raids from the Sharks.
Robbie Amber opened the scoring with a penalty and soon after Bert Whap added to the tally with a brilliant oneon-one steal to score under the posts.
Karl Zammataro was next to score after finding a hole in the Innisfail defensive line from a pass from lock Daryl Lightning.
Mossman’s defence was again solid, only letting their more fancied rivals in for one try in the first half, and with Amber converting both tries Mossman went into the halftime break leading 14-6.
Mossman captain David Oui was first to score in the second stanza with one of his trademark busts.
Innisfail were next to score but when winger Demilio Denman went over in the corner to make it 24-12 Mossman looked to have the game sewn up, but Innisfail came back to score twice to level the score.
With two minutes left on the clock it looked like the game was headed for a draw, but some brilliance from halfback Robbie Amber resulted in dynamic centre Khaele Bowen’s match-winning try in the corner, to the delight of the vocal home crowd.
Coach James Doolah heaped praise on his troops for a solid 80-minute effort but stressed that the job is not yet done.
The Reserve grade again played well to earn a 28-all draw.
Coach Mark Dau was happy with their effort and depending on other results they may still be a chance of playing semi-final football.
The Mossman Sharks have not lost a game in any grade for four weeks.
This Saturday the Sharks travel to Tully for the second last game of the regular season.
A win for the A grade Sharks will almost certainly earn them a spot in the finals.
Go the Sharks.
Karl Zammataro, Paddy Whap, James Doolah, Billy Segeyaro, Khaele Bowen, Ralph Marama (back)