A five-minute period at the start of the second half, with their opponents scoring twice, has seen the Sharks Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership team drop their second game of the 2019 season.
The Sharks were well in the contest until letting their guard slip early in the second period, before going down by 16-4 to Newcastle in their round eight match played at Dudley Oval.
The Sharks were well in the contest when a Talei Holmes try in the 25th minute took them to half time at 6-4, but the start of the second period was fatal, with Newcastle crossing for two tries and then going on the with the job despite the best efforts from the Cronulla side.
Defensively the Sharks were strong, however their lack of ball control presented far too many opportunities to their opponents, who would eventually capitalise and secure the win.
With the loss the Sharks dropped to fifth on the Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership table, with a game against the sixth-placed Cabramatta at the Academy Fields at Cronulla High School next Saturday.
That game is scheduled for a 10am kick off.
Talei Holmes try
NEWCASTLE CRL 16