The Sharks Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership team restarted their 2020 campaign on a winning note when they proved too good for Wentworthville in a match played at Ringrose Park on Sunday.
The first game for the Sharks girls since the resumption of the season following the enforced COVID shutdown, saw the Cronulla team run in five tries to two in recording what turned out to be a comfortable 28-14 victory over the Magpies.
Coach Glenn Brailey was satisfied with the win and equally pleased knowing there is still plenty of improvement left in his team as they look to find their feet after the long layoff.
“It was good to get a win and nice to blow off the cobwebs at the same time,” Brailey said. “We’ve got a few things to work on, but it was a good start.”
After conceding the first try the Sharks sprung into action, Andie Robinson would score the first of her two four-pointers on the day on the end of a slick backline movement.
Kennedy Cherrington would grab the Sharks second following a determined run from close to the line in giving the Sharks the advantage at half time, before Tiana Penitani extended the Cronulla lead when she showed her speed and class in running onto a Jade Etherden pass before dashing away for a long range try.
Kaala Cowan managed to get the ball over the line for a second half try with a hit and spin from near the uprights, then it was Robinson in the action again, diving over in the corner with Tia Hinds delivering the final pass.
Maddi Studdon kicked four goals from five attempts on the day.
HARVEY NORMAN WOMEN’S PREMIERSHIP
Andie Robinson 2, Tiana Penitani, Kaala Cowan, Kennedy Cherrington, Maddi Studdon 4 goals
WENTWORTHVILLE MAGPIES 14
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