Then on to the Seniors v Hornsby and 3rds returned to their winning ways with a solid 35-14 win, with all the points came from 7 tries. 3 to Gareth Brown, 1 each to Chris Oakes, Iva Motusaga, Jack Courtney, Tom Maloney & Eddie Williams. 1pt to Gareth Brown & Justin Thomas, 2pts David Gee, 3pts Iva Motusaga and players player to Iva's cousin having his first game with the Sharks (hopefully many more to come!) Eddie Williams.
2nds maintained their strong recent form with a big 52-7 victory. The forwards controlled the tight work allowing the backs to do what they do best. 2 tries Nathan Brown & Patrick Wheatley, 1 try to Shaun Thompson, Harry Watkins, Thomas Starkey & Cameron Shaw. 6 conversions to Luke McPhie. 1pt to Pat Wheatley & Nathan Brown, 2 pts Cameron Shaw, 3pts to Matt Featherstone (who was rewarded for this strong showing with his first ever run in 1st grade later in the day). Tim Warwick was players player.
1sts under the captaincy of Luke Sheridan seemed to have all the play early in the game, but one slip and Hornsby were under the posts for a 7-0 lead. 2 tries just before half time had us ahead 14-7 at the break. A much sharper performance in the second half and the final result 47-14 to the Sharks. tries to Chad Martin, Blake Jacob, Pete Steele, Luke Wiseman, Mitchell Jacob, Daniel Aguirre-Acevedo & Mick Critter Arnold. Dylan Hardaker was kicking them from everywhere with a perfect 6 from 6 conversions before he came off late in the game. 1pt to Pete Steele & Dan Aguirre-Acevedo, 2pts and players player to Mitch Jacob, 3pts Joshua Fash Meadham. That wrapped a good day for the Sharks, bonus point wins in all 3 grades.
The Hornsby Club were great guests and came back in good numbers for the after game speeches and drinks. Highlight being the huge cheer for a very impressive polishing off of her celebratory drink by 1st grade referee Lauren Kelly, a Sharks player back when we had a very successful women's team - she is now a high quality referee mainly in the Newcastle competition.
A tough round next week for all Senior grades, away to Ourimbah - hopefully in warmer weather!
Juniors: Great day for the junior Sharks in icy conditions. U11s beat Ourimbah convincingly 34-0, u12s won v Terrigal Red 22-12, u13s beat Warnervale in a close one 12-10, u14s lost to The Entrance 21-10, u15s Baabaas lost to Terrigal 44-0, and u16s played strongly against Warnervale to win 58-5.