NYC Match Report - Sharks v Souths
Unfortunately it was a similar story and the same result for the NYC Sharks in their match with Souths at Remondis Stadium.
While it was the six loss in succession for the Sharks, it was also the sixth time they have at one point led in the second half before being edged out by the opposition.
On this occasion they let slip at four point lead with under 15 minutes of the match remaining, eventually being beaten 28-26 by the Souths side.
The Sharks were first on the board through winger Josh Addo-Carr who was on the end of a clever backline movement but from that point the next period of the match was all the Rabbitohs.
Three tries in a short space of time had Souths up 16-4 and a rout appeared on the cards. The Sharks to their credit regrouped and two Fa’amanu Brown tries, one from a Brad Deitz line break and the second after a dummy half dart and all of a sudden the scores were locked up at 16-all.
Neither side was able to add to their totals in the first period and the teams went to the break with the scores all locked up.
Souths went over early in the second half to take a 22-16 lead, before the Sharks again responded, a four pointer to Anthony Moraitis and a third try to Brown, one of which was converted by Valentine Holmes and the Sharks had their first lead at 26-22 in front.
The Sharks had their chances to close the game out however some ordinary last play options and a couple of errors invited their opponents back into the game and they managed to capitalize, a 65th minute converted try enough to give Souths the win.
As they have done through their run of outs the Sharks tried hard, with Brown strong in his return after a month sidelined with injury, hooker Deitz added some spark from dummy half in his debut match for the club, while props Jake Goodwin, Kurt Dillon and Alec Susino toiled away to good effect in the middle of the field.
The loss sees the Sharks anchored towards the bottom of the NYC ladder on six points, leaving them desperately in need of some wins over the coming rounds to stay in contention for a top eight berth.
Fa’amanu Brown 3, Anthony Moraitis, Josh Addo-Carr tries, Valentine Holmes 3 goals