Sharks’ sea­son wraps up

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

The Moss­man Port Dou­glas Sharks A grade’s chance to play semi-fi­nal foot­ball in 2016 was dashed on Fri­day night when they were de­feated by the in-form team of the com­pe­ti­tion, Ivan­hoes.

Ivan­hoes have not lost a game for a num­ber of weeks and are strong con­tenders to take out the premier­ship this year.

The Sharks did not dis­ap­point as they played well, keep­ing their op­po­nents score­less for al­most 30 min­utes.

They were in the game un­til close to the end where Ivan­hoes ran in two quick tries to seal the win.

In­juries and the loss of key play­ers to sick­ness did not help their cause but all 17 play­ers gave their all in front of a very vo­cal band of sup­port­ers.

Even though the Sharks lost they were cheered off the ground in the last game of the sea­son.

Chang­ing coaches mid­sea­son was al­ways going to be a tough ask but this has been their best sea­son for many years end­ing up only one win away from the semis.

With the ma­jor­ity of the squad and coach James Doolah al­ready com­mit­ting to next year, 2017 will be even bet­ter for the mighty Sharks.

The Re­serve grade team was only beaten by two points by the sec­ond placed Ivan­hoes side but are start­ing to gel and will be strong next sea­son. C grade fin­ished on top of the lad­der and will have a week’s rest be­fore start­ing their fi­nals cam­paign un­der player coach Gary Mackay.

Pic­ture: LUKAS TEAS­DALE

Moss­man Sharks Se­niors 2016

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