Sharks nab first win for 2017 sea­son

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Moss­man Sharks have come back from a sea­son open­ing loss to chalk up their first win of the sea­son, beat­ing Kan­ga­roos 34-20.

Coach James Doolah said the win was great for morale.

“A lot of weight off the shoul­ders. Sec­ond round, but it felt re­ally good to get a win and the boys re­ally en­joyed it as well.”

He said that the team worked well and stayed on tar­get to achieve the re­sult.

“We stuck to the game plan and we scored a few tries.

“It was a team ef­fort, every­one has done their job.”

The Sharks man­aged to pull ahead in the sec­ond half af­ter com­ing the scores were level at half time.

“Roos fought back in the first half, we had a good chat at half­time and it all came to­gether.

“It’s go­ing to be re­ally tough next week against In­n­is­fail, but hope­fully in the next cou­ple of days a few of the boys will come back fit from a few in­juries and we’ll be even stronger than what we are now.”

The last time the Sharks faced the Leprechauns they man­aged a win over the then lad­der lead­ers and James said they hoped for a re­peat this week­end at the Moss­man Show­grounds.

“We’re go­ing to have to do a lit­tle bit more than what we did on Sun­day. They’re a big­ger squad so maybe change a few things through the mid­dle.”

Moss­man for­ward Trevor Wo­somo fends odd Kan­ga­roos ri­vals Michael Tay­lor and Kyle Schuh in his side’s first win for 2017.

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