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Sharks women make it two from two

The Sharks Harvey Norman Women's Premiership team have scored their second win since the resumption of the season with a gritty 18-10 victory over the North Sydney Bears. 

Backing up their first-up victory over the Wentworthville Magpies, the Sharks scored four tries to two in the game played at the Sharks Academy Fields at Cronulla High School. 

The Sharks had an early set back with NSW Origin halfback Maddie Studdon pulling out of the match on the eve of the game, but with Keely Davis an able replacement in shifting from hooker to halfback the Cronulla girls would trail early but do enough in the later part of the first half and in the second period of the match to come away with the win.

With the Sharks their own worst enemies, too many errors making life difficult, the Bears scored the first two tries of the match to lead 10-0, however once the Cronulla team settled and controlled the ball they were able to work their way back into the contest. 

The Sharks opened their account with a Tiana Penitani try, skipper Corban McGregor scored a long-range four-pointer not long after and the Sharks trailed by just two at half time. 

A Jaime Chapman try and the final touchdown from Analei Metzler, the hard running forward with the match sealer late, saw the Sharks escape with the two points in remaining undefeated through the two rounds of the Harvey Norman Premiership since the season restart.

While pleased to bank the competition points, coach Glenn Brailey was critical of some aspects of his teams performance but proud of their efforts in grinding out a win.

"We had too many errors, put pressure on ourselves early and made it hard for us to get into our rhythm," Brailey said. "Once we started to complete our sets with good field position the tries started to come, with our skill and fitness helping us especially against a bigger forward pack.

"Our Girls really rolled up their sleeves and played tough footy which I was most proud of." 

The Sharks  have the bye in Round 3.  

Tiana Penitani, Corban McGregor, Analei Metzler, Jaime Chapman tries, McGregor goal