After trailing for most of the contest, then taking the lead with under 10 minutes left on the clock, a late Dragons try has seen the Jersey Flegg Sharks go down by 24-18 in their round 11 match at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.
The Sharks took a late 18-16 lead courtesy of a try to five-eighth Harrison Geraghty and conversion from Kyle Pickering, before a penalty to the St George side while the Cronulla team had possessio turned the tide, with the Dragons scoring the match winner with under four minutes remaining in the match.
After battling back then looking the winners with full time in sight, it was a disappointing end for the young Sharks outfit.
An error prone first half allowed the Dragons to skip out to a 10-0 advantage, with the Sharks unable to trouble the scorers in the first 35-minute period of the match.
A 90-metre try to Thomas Rodwell when the pacy winger claimed a misplaced Dragons grubber close to his own line brought the Sharks within four, however the St George team would skip away and again open up a 10-point advantage with a converted try of their own.
Another long range effort, when centre James Coyne pounced on a loose ball and sent Sam Stonestreet on a 70-metre dash to the line would bring the Sharks within four at 16-12 following the Pickering conversion.
With under 10 minutes on the clock came the Geraghty try and Pickering goal, until the penalty while in possession would prove costly, the Dragons scoring on the last play of the set, then adding a late penalty goal to seal the result.
Next for the Flegg Sharks is a game against the Sydney Roosters at Waverly Oval on Sunday.
Sam Stonestreet, Harrison Geraghty, Thomas Rodwell tries, Kyle Pickering 3 goals