RUGBY LEAGUE – MOSSMAN SHARKS JUNIORS
Under 6: In White Rock on Saturday and we travelled with our full complement of players. The first game was full of performers and our defence was rock solid. Zane Langford led the charge, earning himself man of the match. Our second game was no different, so many of our 5 year olds standing up and getting stuck in. It was hard to choose but Oshen Gawthorne showed why he is going to be a menace next year when he is a “big kid” in Under 6, earning man of the match.
Under 8: The team scored convincing back to back wins over Ivanhoes and Yarrabah, the young Sharkies returning to their red hot best after a couple of unconvincing wins over the last couple of games. Their move up defence was on show in a big way with wave after wave of blue jerseys shutting down every opposition play, resulting in the team letting in no tries which left coach, family and friends very impressed and proud. Man of the match went to Miseron, who has straightened up his running game and as always his defence was solid and always brings a competitive edge to his game. Dwayne’s move up defence was the best he had produced all year, backed up by Coops and the rest of the team fed of their efforts. Chaelyn and Leben shut down every run down their opposite sides with some outstanding tackles. The side set their goal of going three years undefeated and have one more game to achieve that — the coach so proud of every player in the side. Well done.
Under 9: Overcast conditions in White Rock saw us up against our old rivals in Mareeba again. We didn’t get off to a very good start with Mareeba scoring the first two tries of the day, however that brought a shift in attitude of the mighty Sharkies tackling everything that came their way. A special mention to Rhett for being a great club man and playing for the U10s to help them out and then came back to play for his own side. Cherinesha scored a couple of fantastic tries dodging and weaving through the Gladiators, Joel again outstanding with his football, Tyla laid some bone crunching tackles was a pleasure to watch. Ollie played his best game for the season not letting anything past him and running hard and straight, earning him player of the day. Ashton in his first season as a Sharkie played his best and final game for the year, doing his bit for the team tackling and holding his line. Jake was sensational from dummy half, controlling the ball when we had it and really giving our side the best opportunity to score. Let’s have a ripper last game at redlynch and get ready to take on the Paul Bowman Challenge in Proserpine.
Under 11: The team travelled to Bentley Park last Saturday to take on Yarrabah for the first half and Ivanhoes for the second half of their game. Yarrabah definitely possessed skill and speed, and when the ball went wide the Sharks cover defence was tested several times. The Seahawks scored some great tries after slicing through the Sharks line making the team scramble to get back and at times the Sharks were run off their feet. However when the Sharks got some possession they managed to pile some points on of their own, fighting back through strong running up the middle gaining good field position scoring tries off the back this. The second half against Ivanhoes became a bit of struggle. The speed of the first half took some puff out of the Sharks, and Ivanhoes came on fresh with some big strong players. ’Hoes eventually ran away with the points but the Sharks never stopped trying to the final whistle. This was evident when Ian Billy who was the smallest player on field, chased the biggest player on the field from Ivanhoes from one try line to the other, and pushed him out of play to stop him from scoring. The Sharks crowd went wild. Strong games were had by Liam, Saxon and Esmond Bowen who all tackled their hearts out, and special mention to Cooper who showed toughness to play on after copping a good whack. Charlene Mene’ Whap earned the coaches award for another great effort with her strong charges, and Bonita Solomon picked up player of the match for another outstanding effort in both defence and great ball running in attack, showing the boys how it’s done.
Under 14: It was a warm afternoon when the team took on the Tully Tigers at Bentley Park College, on Saturday but the lads were really fired up and looking to get a win. It wasn’t a great start to the game, however,with the Sharks losing the ball in the first set and handing the Tigers excellent field position to score their first try. The Sharks, as always, kept fighting to get on top of the Tigers but too much dropped ball cruelled any of their chances and the Tigers won the day, 32-4. There were some real standout performances by some of the Sharks boys with Keegan White, Torrian Ocean, Kane Gray, Connor Black and Heath Duncan all really working hard for the team. Workhorse Keegan also picked up the man of the match and players player awards.
Under 16: Well boys this was our second time playing Mareeba and it could not have been more different. We started slow and let Mareeba run away with the game in the first half. We just could not stop the roll that they had and this really hurt us points wise. But to your credit, we came back and won the second half 10-8, thus proving that you can mix it with anybody. First half there was no effort and we paid badly but the effort in the second half was really good. If we put the two halves together we will beat Ivanhoes in the last game and finish on the winning note. You deserve to boys. Next week we would like everybody to be at the game for photos so don’t miss out on your last game together this year. Try scorers: Zion (1), Lachy (1). Goals: Abela (1) .
MOSSMAN GOLF CLUB
:Mossman Golf’s Tuesday event was won by George Page with 42 points and Chas McSween in 2nd with 39 points and Dave Nesbit finishing in 3rd with 38 points. NTP’s - Dick Deans on 6, Matt Carmody on 8, Phil Holloway on 10, Ken Baddeley on 13 and Geoff Parmenter on 17. Wednesday 9 Hole Comp was won by Neil Foard with 20 points. NTP’s - Ray Bennetts on 6. Thursday’s Ladies event was won by Trish Landy with 35 points, Maxine Leigh in 2nd with 33 points and Glenda Christensen in 3rd with 32 points. NTP’s - Julie Hooker on 6, Tricie Batkin on 8 and Robyn Fleming on 13. Friday 9 Hole Sporters was won by Daniel Lancaster with 21 points and Brendon Woods runner-up with 19 points. Saturday’s Event was 4 BBB Stableford with 41 entrants. The winning team for the day was Warren Bishop and Stephen Leak with 46 on a count back to Adam Lucas and Tristan Ball with 46. NTP’s - John Norris on 6, John Norris on 8, Shane McCarthy on 10, Wayne Baster on 13 and Shane McCarthy on 17. Sundays event was 2017 Mixed Fousomes. Winners for the 2017 Gross was John Cameron and Shona Barbour with 137 off the stick and in 2nd Wade Duncan and Mikaela Goodwin with 138. Winners for Nett, Couper SMith and Lisa Smith with Nett 115 and in 2nd Russell Hooker and Julie Hooker with Nett 150. Nominations for our Hatfield Electrical Classic are now open, so put your nominations in.
The proud Mossman Sharks Under 16s