MATCH REPORT | Matthews Cup
In building on their big win in week one, the Matthews Cup Sharks have scored a convincing victory over the Wests Magpies at Campbelltown Stadium.
Coming on the back of an 82-0 victory over SWSAS in round one, the Sharks scored eight tries to one in a 44-4 triumph.
After going to the break ahead by 26-4, the second half was littered with errors but it was the Sharks who would go on with the job, tries to lock Andrew Thompson, Declan Casey and Cameron O’Connor rounding out the win.
The try to O’Connor, coming on the back of a Bronson Xerri line-break, was his fourth of the match, taking his tally to an amazing ten tries in just two games.
O’Connor scored six tries in the Matthews Cup Sharks 82-0 win the week prior.
Also in try-scoring form for the Sharks is centre Declan Casey who backed up his hat trick from round one with another two four-pointers in the win over Wests.
While pleased with the margin of victory coach Glenn Brailey would have been disappointed with his teams execution in the second half, meaning the young Sharks still have some improvement in them despite two big wins at their only two starts.
The Sharks will sit on top of the Matthews Cup table with a for-and-against of 126-4 from their two games played.
They play the Penrith Panthers in Windsor next weekend.
CRONULLA SHARKS - 44
TRIES: Cameron O’Connor 4, Declan Casey 2, Angus Ernst, Andrew Thompson | GOALS: Kai Broadhurst 6
DEF. WESTS MAGPIES 4