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Sharks Host Lynx In Women`s Friendly Match

The club will be hosting the Port Malmo Lynx in a friendly womens game on Saturday 23rd at GHA Rugby club.

Played in a 7 aside format the game will be a great opportunity for the Sharks to showcase the womens game in the local area and hopefully gain some more interest building on the recent successes of the Sharks Women`s team.

Women`s captain and representative Stacey Hughes commented on the coming fixture – “The Lynx are a great side and we cant wait for the chance to play them we are very grateful to them for agreeing to come over for the game. The main things we are looking to get out of the game would be some more experience against quality opposition and helping our newer players solidify the fundamentals skills we have been working on at training and our interclub CAFL games. Hopefully we can build on this fixture and the relationship with the Lynx in the future and perhaps hold regular women`s tournaments here in Glasgow.

Ball up is 1pm at GHA Rugby Club and everyone is welcome to come along.

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Sharks Stamp Authority On Season

 Kingdom Kangaroos  vs 

Match Report

The Sharks third game saw them travel to Kirkcaldy to take on the Kangaroos in an attempt to seal an undefeated start to the season. Having played most of the clubs away games, bar one, for the year the win would set up a finals assault in the knowledge most of the travelling was done. The sun was out and the temperature was high, all in all a very good day for footy.
The squad took a slightly different shape to the previous two games with some key personnel picking up some injuries. Some players playing their first game for the Sharks stood up and didn’t skip a beat, showing the clubs depth in its playing list.
The first quarter was important for the Sharks. Having started slowly the first two games the coaches were keen to emphasise how fatal giving a tough side like the Kangaroos an early ascendancy was. The Sharks took a minute to click but then started firing on all cylinders with the first goal coming from some great ball use out of the back line and to James Hancock who had worked hard to get to the goal square. Jimbob took the mark and slotted to the goal to open his account for the day. The Sharks backline had a new look in this game but didn’t look phased as they limited the Kangaroos scoring but more importantly helped spearhead a damaging counter attack. Bruce McLintock and Robert McKinlay imposing miserly attitude towards their opposition.
Beginning the second quarter without missing a step the Sharks continued to press their dominance. Liam Dolling had started to open his own goal scoring account for the day as Daniel Hespe and the midfield were giving great delivery to the young forward. Some of the defenders were getting in on the goal scoring too as Derek Smith collected a ground ball, broke passed a couple of Kangaroos and kicked a great goal. Alexander Clark had been threatening to take some great marks and managed to grab a couple of strong overhead marks in congested space.
Going into the second half the Sharks knew they had the chance to put some mileage on the scoreboard. The Kangaroos were tiring and the Sharks were gaining their second wind. The third quarter showed the midfields dominance grow and having been a commanding presence at the ruck contests John McIntyre was driving that growth. Robert McDowall in his first game for the club had an earlier chance on goal miss the sticks but bounce out for a ball up. He got on the end of a clean ruck tap from this and slotted a goal with a right foot banana. Lewis Collett had been working hard all day in the back line and his confidence has grown in each game played this year. Lewis had the composure to deliver a perfect pass out to the forward line while under immense pressure and had many more instances like this.
The last stanza of this match opened like the previous three and the Sharks had put together their first four quarter performance this season. Having taken a while to work himself into the game Danny Neal took his opportunity to pick up his first goal for the club in his first game. Daniel Connor had been putting pressure on in the forward line all game and had been the focus of some attention earlier in the game but he never stood back, his intensity grew throughout the game.  Alex Young gave his all at the ruck contests and was negating someone who had previously been a danger for the Kangaroos in that role. In his first game for the club this year Neil Alexander slotted into the back line and at times the midfield. Neil performed well and showed how well he can read the play, especially when coming from the back line. Duncan Bertram competed well as a forward and kept his running intensity up throughout the game finishing well and showed some great leadership at times.
The Sharks start the season three convincing wins out of three and look forward to a few home based games in the coming weeks.
Best on ground was awarded to John McIntyre for his dominance in the ruck enabling the Sharks midfield to shine on an already sunny day.

DETAILS

Date Time Competition Season
May 19, 2018 2:00 pm SARFL 2018

RESULTS

Team Goals Behinds Total
Kingdom Kangaroos 10 12 72
Glasgow Sharks 25 9 159

GLASGOW SHARKS

# Player Position Goals
Daniel Connor Forward 0
Robert McKinlay Defender 0
Derek Smith Defender 1
Alexander Clark Midfield 2
Duncan Bertram Forward 0
James Hancock Midfield 8
Neil Alexander Midfield 1
Liam Dolling Forward 8
Lewis Collett Defender 0
Alex Young Ruckman 1
Bruce McLintock Defender 0
Robert McDowall Forward 1
Daniel Hespe Midfield 2
John McIntyre Ruckman 0
Danny Neal Forward 1
Total 25
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Sharks Take First Blood Against Rivals

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Match Report

The Sharks traveled to Edinburgh for the second game in the SARFL May 12th. Both the Sharks and the bloods had comprehensive wins in their first games and the two rivals were looking to extend their winning ways.
As the first quarter started it was quick to see the Sharks had started slowly. The Bloods were taking advantage of the time and space the Sharks were allowing them, getting on the score board early. The Sharks kept in touch and with more shots on goal inaccuracy was an issue, big goals from the forwards meant the Sharks went into the first break having been outplayed but up by 3 points.
The Sharks sluggish start continued into the second quarter and the teams structure had fallen aside. The Bloods pushed to take hold of the game but could not assert a commanding lead the Sharks didn’t improve much on the score board but had seemingly weathered the most their opposition could throw being down only 9 points.
The third quarter is where the Sharks took charge and tightened up their play. The Sharks midfield had been dominant all day but were finally getting real reward for their effort. James Hancock having been instrumental in keeping the Sharks close on the score board was getting more time and space around the ball, Alex Young competing well in the Ruck to give the midfield their chances. Liam Dolling had been unusually quiet to half time made amends in this quarter and made his presence felt up forward. Heading into the last quarter the Sharks overturned their deficit and took a 16 point lead.
Heading into the last quarter the Sharks had all the momentum and belief in their ability to run out games strongly and this belief proved to be well founded. The midfield continued their dominance and was allowing for the Sharks forwards to capitalise. The quarter finished with the hard work having been done early and the Sharks coming away with their second with in a row, away from home.
The Sharks player of the day was Liam Dolling for his hard work to get himself into the game.
The club backs up next week with another away trip to the Kangaroos on the 19th.

DETAILS

Date Time Competition Season
May 12, 2018 2:00 pm SARFL 2018

RESULTS

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Goals Behinds Total
Edinburgh Bloods 21 40 55 71 10 11 71
Glasgow Sharks 23 31 71 100 14 16 100

GLASGOW SHARKS

# Player Position Goals
Daniel Connor Forward
Robert McKinlay Defender
Derek Smith Defender
Alexander Clark Midfield
Duncan Bertram Forward
James Hancock Midfield 5
Danny Kay Defender
Liam Dolling Forward 4
Lewis Collett Defender
Alex Young Ruckman
Brett Wolfenden Forward 5
Philip Daly Defender
Daniel Hespe Midfield
John McIntyre Ruckman
Adam Jack Defender
Total 14
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Sharks Start Season Ferociously

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Match Report

In the season opener of SARFL the Sharks hosted the Giants at GHA Rugby Club.
Some overcast conditions before first whistle saw some hail come and go quickly but the day was perfectly set up for a tough encounter.
The Sharks ran out in their new kit looking to start the season with a win and the first quarter saw an arm wrestle between the two sides as both sides took some time to get into gear. The  Sharks defence was tested early in the first quarter and managed to hold off a quick start from the Giants. Captain Adam Jack acclimatising to the new role coach Connor challenged him to embrace, working from half back with his footy intelligence and high skill level. Jacko and Danny Kay worked hard to deflect the early attack and clear their lines. The Sharks slowly gained traction and towards the end of the quarter seemed to collect a buzz around their play. Duncan Bertram putting his head over the ball collected a much needed free kick to set up Liam Dolling in the Sharks forward line with a kick straight in front of goals to keep the Sharks close heading into the first break.
The second quarter started and the Sharks picked up where they had left off in the last term working hard with their run and leg speed, Phil Daly showing how damaging some outside run could be, with time to deliver decent ball to the forward line. Daniel Connor putting on pressure up forward helped lock the ball in the Sharks attacking half. The Sharks stormed passed the Giants lead with relentless ferocity in this second term and this was driven by a hard working midfield Alex Young doing his all to neutralise what had been a dominant performance from the Giants ruckman in the first term allowed James Hancock time to gather and get the ball going the Sharks way.
Heading into the third stanza and with a great belief and confidence the Sharks put the pedal to the floor and put some distance on the score board. The Sharks young forward line had started to work as a unit and complimented each other well. Liam Dolling delivered a stand out performance that would send shivers up the rest of the competition as he will only improve as he gets older, dominating in the air Liam ammased a bag full of goals and took some impressive marks. The Sharks defense was working tirelessly all day and Derek Smith should his endurance with some great pressure acts and shut down work. The Sharks now with a commanding lead went into the final break with one thing on their minds, finishing the job.
The last quarter had the Giants arrest some momentum early but the Sharks midfield had other plans and were not going to let their lead slip. John McIntyre gave the Sharks midfielders first use and didn’t give any ground, the Giants had lost their key weapon and the Sharks smelt blood, Daniel Hespe capitalised this and used his gut running to tee up Andrew McManus for some shots at goal. McManus with a cool head took his chances well and helped guide the Sharks home to win the match on what was a tough day.
The Giants gave the Sharks a great game, they were inaccurate in front of goal costing them some chances at building momentum but never stopped getting to the next contest.
The Sharks sang the song in the club rooms with Lewis Collett being soaked during as this was his first league win.
Player of the day was given to Andrew McManus for his relentless effort yet cool composure when looking for the right option.
Next game is May 12th as the Sharks are hosted by the Edinburgh Bloods.

Details

Date Time Competition Season
April 28, 2018 2:00 pm SARFL 2018

Results

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Goals Behinds Total
Glasgow Sharks 15 52 90 129 20 8 129
Greater Glasgow Giants 24 46 70 91 12 20 91

Glasgow Sharks

Player Position Goals
Duncan Bertram Forward 0
Alexander Clark Midfield 1
Daniel Connor Forward 1
Philip Daly Defender 0
Liam Dolling Forward 8
James Hancock Midfield 0
Daniel Hespe Midfield 6
Adam Jack Forward 1
Danny Kay Defender 0
John McIntyre Ruckman 0
Robert McKinlay Forward 0
Andrew McManus Forward 3
Derek Smith Defender 0
Alex Young Ruckman 0
Lewis Collett Defender 0
EMG Jordan Le-Roy Forward 0
EMG Robert McDowall Forward 0
EMG Alex Young Ruckman 0
Total 20