Sharkettes snap up two wins

The Sharkettes showed it can be a force of the Group 16 ladies’ league-tag competition with two wins in round one at Pambula on Saturday.

Moruya lined-up against Candelo-Bemboka United (CBU) in the first match and followed it with a game against Merimbula-Pambula.

The Sharkettes took a little time to gel as a unit, despite training the house down under new coach Shaun Pike over the past weeks.

With several new girls in the line-up, the Sharkettes relied on their defence to keep the CBU girls scoreless, prior to finding their feet in attack.

It took 21 minutes to cross the line, but once Hannah Cadogan found her way there for the first time, she decided to revisit twice more in quick succession scoring in the 21st, 30th and 35th minute.

Hayley Johnstone joined in with a four-pointer of her own with Elka Pike’s conversion taking the final score to a convincing 18-nil.

The second game against the Merimbula-Pambula outfit started in a similar fashion to how the first ended with the girls getting away to a flying start.

Tries to Lana Badullovich, and a double to Cadogan had the score at 18-nil before the Merimbula girls came back with a try on the half-time siren.

The second half saw fatigue start to hit the Sharkettes as the two-game burden started to take affect. Merimbula was first to score before the Sharkettes kicked away through a second try to Johnstone and Cadogan’s second hat-trick for the day.

The girls showed plenty of heart to keep the Merimbula side out, until the death, despite three consecutive sets at their line and were well-deserved 28-14 victors.

The Sharkettes kicking game was impressive and new goalkicker Elka Pike was a revelation with five goals.