The Sharks want strong end to sea­son

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - Gizelle Ghidella

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.

Go Sharks!

Demilio Den­man in action

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