Despite two of their selected team being sent to bolster the NSW Cup side, not to mention another two NYC eligible players in Fa’amanu Brown and Valentine Holmes being included in the NRL squad, the under 20’s Sharks have been able to record an impressive win over the Melbourne Storm.
In notching what was their fifth victory of the 2014 season the young Sharks have kept their opponents scoreless in the second half in beating the Storm 20-10 at AAMI Park.
The home team opened the scoring to take an early 4-0 lead, before Ash Nisbet put first points on for the Sharks, the try converted by Jamayne Isaako as they would go ahead 6-4.
Hooker Brad Deitz got across the line to make it 10-4, before Josh Addo-Carr made it 14-4 Sharks with a try out wide and with 15 minutes of the first half remaining the Cronulla side enjoyed a handy lead.
Latrell Robinson scored for the Melbourne team to make it 14-10 and then it was fullback Dallas Wells, just four minutes before half time going over for the Sharks fourth try of the first half.
Isaako added the extras and the Sharks would take a 20-10 lead to the half time break.
From there the second period turned into somewhat of an arm wrestle, with the Sharks managing to defend everything their opponents could throw at them.
While they also squandered whatever scoring opportunities that came their way the Sharks had done enough in the first half, combined with some dogged defense in the second, to come away with a victory which sees them climb one place into 14th on the NYC ladder.
The NYC Sharks, with their confidence boosted take on the Canberra Raiders at Remondis Stadium next Sunday.
Brad Deitz, Josh Addo-Carr, Connor Tracey, Dallas Wells tries, Jamayne Isaako 2 goals