SHARKS RE­SERVES EYE THE FI­NALS

An­other win keeps Mossman’s fi­nals hopes alive

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Gizelle Ghidella

THE mighty Mossman Port Dou­glas Sharks re­serves have their sights set on fi­nals footy af­ter their con­vinc­ing win against Ivan­hoes.

Sharks re­serves are cur­rently sit­ting fourth on the Cairns District Rugby League Re­serves lad­der be­hind Broth­ers, In­n­is­fail and Yarrabah.

The re­serves are set to take on wooden spoon hold­ers

Ather­ton this Satur­day at the Shark Tank – the last home game for the Sharks this sea- son.

Se­niors coach James Doolah said “it’ll be re­ally good for the club if the re­serves make fi­nals”.

“The re­serves played well. Ed­die Daniels was a stand­out which earned him man of the match.”

For the Sharks se­niors it’s un­for­tu­nately a much dif­fer­ent story. Short on num­bers due to in­juries and some sheer bad luck, the A grade squad needed coach Doolah to run on field again.

“My fit­ness level was way off but I ended up scor­ing the first try which was good,” he said.

“We lost Ge­orge Toby with a bro­ken arm in the first half, which was un­for­tu­nate.

“We started off re­ally well but slowed down to­wards the end of the game. “

Pride prodigy Shawn Bowen re­turned to his footy roots to score two tries for the se­nior Sharks.

“It was re­ally good to have him back,” said Doolah. “He played full back and he did ev­ery­thing he need­ced to do.

“He gets bet­ter and bet­ter with ev­ery game.”

The se­nior Sharks went down 18-34, so will be hop­ing to make amends this week­end.

“Play­ing Ather­ton won’t be an easy feat and we will be work­ing on our de­fence in train­ing to counter them,” Doolah said.

“We plan on hav­ing some fun and play our best footy to fin­ish the sea­son off”.

Picture: SHANE NI­CHOLS

Mossman Port Dou­glas Sharks Re­serves af­ter their ex­cel­lent win against the Ivan­hoes

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