The Sharks Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership team have continued their unbeaten run, scoring a hard-fought 16-4 win over the Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday, and in doing so have jumped into top spot on the competition table.
The Sharks girls used their speed and skill advantage to score four tries to one on the day and with two games remaining now have the opportunity to push for the minor premiership in setting up a run at the 2020 NSWRL Women’s title.
The first of the three Sharks tries came inside the opening ten minutes when Zali Fay crossed, before fullback Jamie Chapman doubled their advantage when she scored her team’s second and the Cronulla side was up by 8-0.
The Tigers responded with what would be their only score of the afternoon however a third Sharks try, this one to centre Jamie Ann Wright, gave them a nice eight-point buffer with the score 12-4 at the break.
Although not really threatened the Sharks have to fight for the points, Kiana Takairangi four-pointer making it 16-4 and a disallowed try to Chapman the highlights of the second period.
With all four tries scored out wide the Sharks failed to kick a goal which could have pushed the margin of victory out further.
Back rower Talei Holmes, skipper Corban McGregor and lock Kaarla Cowen were amongst the Sharks best on the day.
Next up for the Cronulla side is a top of the table clash with the Central Coast Roosters, with that match to be played at the Academy Fields at Cronulla High School on Saturday. Kick off is at 1.00pm.