The Sharks want strong end to season
THERE are only three more weeks of rugby league to go and the Mossman Port Douglas Sharks hope to end the season with more wins in the bag.
The Sharks had an unfortunate loss to the Southern Suburbs losing 22 to 46.
It was a “shocking start” according to coach James Doolah – not many seniors turned up so even he had to strap on his boots.
“I had to get a few boys from reserve grade who had a tough game themselves,” James Doolah said.
“Hats off to the boys who did back up for us.
“It hindered us, especially at the start, it wrecked people’s mindset seeing no one on the bench,” he said.
“A few heads are down and the year is nearly over but I want the boys to just stick together and finish this year off strong.”
Reserve grade player Demilio Denman played two tough full games of footy and coach Doolah couldn’t be prouder.
“He did his job and did the club proud,” he said.
Suburbs scored three quick tries off the bat with the Sharks hitting back with a try just before halftime.
“We came back and it was pretty close at one point but I think we just ran out of breath and the game went away with it,” Doolah said.
The Sharks are up against Ivanhoes who are fifth on the ladder but Doolah says “If we can get our 17 we should handle ourselves all right, we had a pretty good run the last time we faced them but they overcame us because they have experience,” he said.
Doolah said it would be great to come away with a win late in the season to boost the boys’ confidence going into the next season.
The Sharks take on Ivanhoes at the Shark Tank this Saturday at 6pm.