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Matthews Cup Sharks smashed by Magpies

The Matthews Cup Sharks have fallen out of finals contention after suffering a 36-6 defeat to Western Suburbs.

The under-17 Sharks were outgunned by an enthusiastic Magpies side, conceding seven tries in the disappointing loss.


The teams went to half time trailing by 14-0 and after an error from the second period kick-off gifted their opponents the ball and field position, with another try resulting, the Sharks then trailed 18-0 and had it all to do.


In the end the lone bright spot was a try to winger Kurt Montgomery, set up by a long cut-out pass from Dylan Christensen, the Sharks half back adding the extra two points with a sideline conversion.


The loss see the Sharks slip three points outside the top six, leaving them now needing two wins against the Eels and Panthers in their final two matches and results to go their way should they hope to qualify for the Matthews Cup finals.


The Sharks are away to the Panthers next week.


HAROLD MATTHEWS CUP

SHARKS 6

Kurt Montgomery try, Dylan Christensen goal

lost to

WESTS MAGPIES 36


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Pictures courtesy of Steve Montgomery and OurFootyTeam.com

Round 8 - Team List

  1. Chevy Stewart

  2. Kurt Montgomery

  3. Talanoa Penitani

  4. Siteni Taukamo ©

  5. Osca Catton

  6. Riley Lester

  7. Dylan Christensen

  8. Lachlan Crossle

  9. Taj Brailey

  10. Samuel McCulloch

  11. Lawson Cotter

  12. Luke Raymond

  13. Zane Watson Interchange

  14. Billy Dickens

  15. Lachlan Araullo

  16. Nicholas Stonestreet

  17. Koby Douglas

  18. Ryan Clements

  19. Harrison Hood

  20. Max Demeio

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