Sharks women continue their winning ways
The Shark’s Women’s teams secured impressive back-to-back wins in their Round 6 matches on Saturday, with Tarsha Gale overcoming the Parramatta Eels 22-16 and the Harvey Norman Women's side defeating the Wentworthville Magpies 36-10 in their biggest win of the season so far.
Tarsha Gale conceded early points in their clash against Parramatta Eels at New Era Stadium, however were able to strike back with two consecutive tries through Katalina Vavahea Faith Veikoso and Alena Pale Eli.
Another try from Parramatta saw the teams go into halftime with the score locked up. Despite the Eels crossing the line first in the second half, the Sharks were able to get the job done converting two late tries in the final minutes to seal the game.
Despite a slow start, Tarsha Gale coach Neil Stanley praised the team’s ability to come from behind and walk away with the two competition points.
“We let them in for pretty easy tries. The first set off the kick, we let them waltz out of yardage with back-to-back penalties. You’re always going to be on the back foot when that is happening but after that, we rolled our sleeves back up and put in the work,” Stanley said.
“There are still some little areas in our game that we can fix, where we put ourselves under a little bit of pressure, but I’m really happy with the desperation and effort on effort the girls are showing week in and week out.”
The Harvey Norman Women's team dominated their game against Wentworthville Magpies, securing their third win of the season. A hat-trick from winger Zali Fay put Cronulla in front early, before hooker Quincy Dodd, dived over the line late in the first half, seeing the team enter halftime up 20-0.
The opposition was next to score, and despite giving up another try late in the game, Sharks confidently held on for the win with Andie Robinson, Chloe Saunders and Brooke Anderson crossing in the second half.
The Shark’s Tarsha Gale side will travel to Australia’s Capital this Saturday where they will go head-to-head against the Canberra Raiders. The Harvey Norman Women’s Team will take on the Mounties under lights next Monday night at the NSWRL Centre of Excellence.
HNWP SHARKS 36 Zali Fay 3, Quincy Dodd, Andie Robinson, Chloe Saunders, Brooke Anderson tries, Maddie Studdon 4 goals beat WV MAGPIES 10
TARSHA GALE SHARKS 22 Katalina Vavahea Faith Veikoso 2, Alena Pale Eli, Zoe Topham tries, Angie Tucker 1 goal, Olivia Herman 2 goals beat EELS 16
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