The unbeaten run of the Harvey Norman Women's Premiership Sharks has come to an end following a 22-6 loss to the Central Coast Roosters.
In a match where the winner would take top spot and be in the box seat for the minor premiership with just one round of the regular season remaining, the Roosters started strongly and were good enough to hold on in the cold and breezy conditions at the Sharks Academy Fields at Cronulla High school.
The Sharks suffered an early set back when talented young fullback Jamie Chapman was forced from the field with a concussion and from there the first quarter of the match turned the way of their opponents, the Roosters scoring twice to jump out to a 12-0 lead.
Enjoying the better field position but squandering a couple of try scoring chances, the Sharks were finally on the board through Keely Davis, the hooker going over from close range and at 12-6 the home team were well and truly in the contest.
A long range try to the Roosters however gave them the cushion they needed, before closing out the match late in claiming the crucial competition points and top spot on the competition ladder.
The Sharks now look towards a final round match up with the Bulldogs before the commencement of the finals the following week.
Keely Davis try, Maddison Studdon goal
CENTRAL COAST ROOSTERS 22