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The NSW Cup Sharks have maintained their position at the top of the competition table with a comprehensive 24-0 victory over the Wyong Roos.

In a match which failed to reach any great heights, with numerous errors marring their performance, the Sharks defended strongly and did enough with the ball to come away the winner against a Wyong side sitting 12th on the ladder.

Rather than getting carried away with their attacking game coach Tony Herman would have taken more pleasure in the defence of his side, with the Sharks forced to make plenty of tackles inside their end of the field.

It was on the back of their defence that the Sharks put first points on the board, when winger Daniel Moroko cleaned up a loose ball 10 metres from his own tryline, before scooting away to score a long-range try.

Moroko was in again on the back of a smart back line move to extend their lead to 10, but with errors punctuating their performance they were unable to add to that scoreline as the teams went to half time.

The Sharks stayed in control however they were unable to put the stubborn Wyng team away but when Nathan Gardner sliced through a huge hole in the opposition defence the Sharks had a handy 14-0 lead.

Stewart Mills would then cross after a clever Chad Townsend kick was caught by Moroko and passed back inside, then Frenchman Tony Gigot completed the scoring backing up a Pat Politoni line break.

With the match televised Fox Sports awarded their VB Man of the Match award to Mills, however he would have had a few barking at his heels.

Moroko on the wing was dangerous every time he touched the ball, Townsend controlled play well and props Mark Taufua, Dayne Weston and Soasia Vave kept the Cronulla side rolling forward.

The win almost cements the minor premiership for the Sharks, who have four games and a bye remaining in the regular season.


Daniel Moroko 2, Tony Gigot, Stewart Mills, Nathan Gardner tries, Chad Townsend 2 goals


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