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Junior Sharks 2 from 3 against Eels

The SG Ball and Tarsha Gale Sharks kept rolling along with strong wins, while the Matthews Cup boys hit a  hurdle with a loss to the Parramatta Eels in round six NSWRL Junior Rep matches on Saturday. 

The Matthews Cup Sharks went down by 30-8 in the first game on a hot and steamy New Era Stadium field, before the under-18 Ball Sharks scored an impressive 35-16 win over one of their fellow competition contenders. 

Playing the last match of the day the Tarsha Gale girls were again virtually untouchable, scoring 12 tries in recording their fifth consecutive win in a 68-6 triumph, with their match called off before full time due to the hot conditions and some injury issues being faced by their opponents. 

It was a difficult morning for the Sharks Matts Cup side, a third minute try to the Eels seeing them on the back foot early in the contest.

The Sharks battled back through a try to back rower Kitione Kautoga but the Eels would prove too good, building on their 18-4 half time lead in scoring five tries to two in a 30-8 win.

The story was a more positive one for the SG Ball Sharks, playing against a team sitting equal in second position on the competition ladder.

The Sharks began strongly and fought hard to take an 18-12 advantage to the break, before an impressive second half saw the Cronulla side take control.

The Sharks crossed for three more tries, while restricting Parramatta to just one four pointer, the Cronulla squad coming away with a 35-16 win that will have the other sides in the Ball competition on notice. 

Then in the unfamiliar position of being the last game on the three-match roster, the Tarsha Gale Sharks again displayed what a super outfit they are with another dominating performance. 

The Sharks had nine different try scorers, with Maddi Higgins-Ashby, Jaida White and Quincy Dodd notching two apiece. 

The Tarsha Sharks have now scored an incredible 352 points, as opposed to 76 against in their five matches to date. 

The three Sharks teams play at home in round seven matches next weekend, the Tarsha Gale Sharks against the Roosters, the Ball and Matthews Cup boys against North Sydney. 

Maddison Higgins-Ashby 2, Quincy Dodd 2, Jaida White 2, Kaleah Salmon, Alilia Veikoso, Talei Holmes, Lynda Howarth, Mareva Swann, Elly Hazleton tries, Dodd 8, Higgins-Ashby 2 goals

Kitione Kautoga, Dane Courtney tries
Lost to

Angus Ernst, Damon Smith, Kyle Pickering, Joniah Lualua, Isaac Langmuir, Thomas Demeio tries, Kai Broadhurst 5 goals, Ernst field goal

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