MOSSMAN SHARKS TRIAL MATCH VS MAREEBA
COACH James Doolah was pretty happy with the first run out of the Sharks on Saturday night, despite the seniors’ loss to the Mareeba Gladiators.
“It was good to blow the cobwebs out, pretty much. A few young fellas stepped up,” Doolah said.
“A few reserve graders came up and had a game.”
The Sharks scored first but then Mareeba replied with a couple of tries.
The Sharks pegged them back to be 16-all at half time but in the second half the Gladiators got away to a commanding lead, with the final score 42-22.
Eddie Daniels went off to hospital to have an injured ankle looked at.
Torres Strait Islander import Kahani Anau was among the Sharks who had a solid match.
Doolah has had him as a teammate in the past and would be delighted if he spent more time with the Sharks.
The Blackhawks had been scheduled to play a match after the seniors, but it was cancelled due to what was considered an over lengthy travel team for the time.
The season proper kicks off in early March with a home game against Yarrabah, but before then the Sharks will have another trial, this time in Cairns against Suburbs.
The Mossman Sharks line up for the trial match in Mossman at the weekend