Back to back Saturdays at Braidholm (June 16th and June 23rd) saw the Tyne Tees Tigers travel up from the North East of England to take on the top of the table Glasgow Sharks men’s team while the Port Malmo Lynx boarded their longboats and sailed west to face the women’s team.

Glasgow Sharks vs Tyne Tees Tigers

After a prolonged spell of good weather not seen in Scotland ever, both teams were in good spirits as they arrived at the ground, the travelling side coming by coach and in good numbers. Any hopes of playing for a second week in a row with a dry ball was short lived however as 15 minutes before ball up the rain arrived, and brought it’s pals thunder and lightning with it.

The game began a soggy affair with both sides struggling for clean possession out of the middle. From the word go it was clear that both teams were playing for keeps and had physicality in their game plans with big bumps and heavy tackles being laid in an effort to gain an edge. This struggle didn’t make for much free flowing footy and goals were somewhat scrappy and opportune until the end of the first half with the Sharks winning the majority of the up and over from the ruck and the in and under from the contest.

At the major break: Glasgow Sharks 62 – 24 Tyne Tees Tigers

The second half saw the clouds part, the wind pick up and the ball get stickier letting an overall higher quality of football break out. Where marks were being spilled in the first half due to the greasy pill, now they were being taken and targets hit. This was most notable in the forward line where Liam Dolling was coming more and more into the game. The Sharks top goal scorer didn’t have it all his own way, a persistent and tactically aware Tyne Tees full back keeping the young forward honest throughout. Every goal scoring opportunity having to be earned in his toughest test of the season so far.

*Liam has since been selected to represent Great Britain in a contest against the Netherlands in August. We wish him every success as he continues his footy development.*

With the ramifications of victory being a guaranteed entry into the finals series, the Sharks were able to maintain the pressure and intensity which has seen them overcome every team in the competition thus far. Slick interchanges to rest fatigued players and replacements being of equal quality meant no rest for the Tigers who had suffered a few knocks to key players throughout the 80 minutes. Locking the door and throwing away the key in defence saw the Tigers add little to the scoreboard in the second half and accurate kicking from the home side attack kept the blue numbers ticking over steadily. This was no picnic as the physical nature of the game and effort to the end from the Tigers meant that the league leaders knew this was a win they had had to take rather than be given it, the final score gave no comment on the efforts of the visiting team.

Final Score Glasgow Sharks 155 – 37 Tyne Tees Tigers


Glasgow Sharks vs Port Malmo Lynx

Having avoided each other at major tournaments the Port Malmo Lynx accepted the Glasgow Sharks invitation for a women’s match to test each other and keep skills sharp as international season approaches. The Lynx, who make up the majority of the Swedish National Team, travelled in fantastic numbers even bringing with them some supporters and cheerleaders to campaign for the cause. Showing the strength of the ladies’ game in Scotland, the Sharks fielded a team of 11 with the contest being played 7 a side over 4 x 12-minute quarters.

Impressive roving from super troupers Orfhlaith McCaughey, Jen Treacy and Caroline Sellar kept the midfield ticking over with (ironically Scandinavian) reliability and showed that desire for the footy is the name of the game. Quick handballs in tight spaces created gaps in the midfield which were exploited to great effect. Strong lead up play and soft hands in the forward third left the scorekeeper without a minute to himself all day. A second quarter overhead snap earning captain Stacey Hughes first prize in the Eurovision Goal of the Day Contest.

In defence the Sharks began resolute and steadfast, locking down and protecting key areas to thwart the fresh legged Swedes. Carolyn Baker and Ellie Sutherland delighted in clearing all but the most dangerous of attacks as the Lynx struggled to get a solid foothold in the game, their periods of possession coming in areas where they were unable to affect the scoreboard impactfully.

As the game grew so did confidence with defensive players and attacking players swapping roles freely with the fluidity of a side that had trained for years and played 100+ games together. This seamless cohesion seemed to come naturally for the group and was the most pleasing aspect of the performance according to coach Stephen Connor who also commented that the men’s team could learn some serious lessons in that regard.

Noticeable throughout the entire game, even when under pressure from an undeterred Port Malmo team, was the communication of the home team. Minor scores, missed tackles and skill errors were met with encouragement and positivity from every player at every turn. The fruits of this often-overlooked aspect of the game were clear to see in the second and third efforts being put in by the players on the pitch. Another indicator that this team is considerably more seasoned than it appears on paper.

Overall the Sharks skilled, accurate and savvy ball use coupled with tireless running and fierce tackling left the Lynx needing Fernando to send out an S.O.S on their behalf… Mamma Mia!

Final score: Glasgow Sharks 93 – 30 Port Malmo Lynx



Champagne Sharks Set The Standard


Match Report

The Glasgow Sharks swam into Saturday’s encounter looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the 2018 domestic campaign. After a tough season opener at GHA which saw the Blue and the White come out on top, it was time for the Sharks to travel to Nethercraigs Sports Complex for the away fixture against reigning Premiers, The Greater Glasgow Giants.


With conditions more akin to Western Australia than the West of Scotland it was clear that the Sharks turned up to play footy, not work on their tan.


First Quarter.

The collective intent of the visitors was clear from the first ball up to the last with excellent ruck work from John McIntyre and Alex Young. At times rising early into the contest, winning the tap, and at others making good use of body and space, this gave the Sharks midfield first possession of the ball more often than not. This was a tactic which would prove lethal throughout the course of the game with seamless rotation between McIntyre and Young and the use of differing rucking styles confusing their opposite numbers to devastating effect.

The midfield combination of Hancock and Hespe began strongly and linked together beautifully with intricate handball play before delivering 5-star, silver service to the forward line which was not wasted by Dolling, McManus and Wolfenden. A ten goal first quarter serving as proof that the ‘perennial slow starters’ moniker given to the Sharks may be close to expiry.


Giants 13 – 66 Sharks


Second Quarter

With confidence sky high as faith in the game plan grew, the Sharks began the second quarter as they ended the first, with intent!

Quality delivery into the path of quality leads from forward players led to the scoreboard ticking over frequently 6 points at a time. Dolling and Wolfenden embarking on a tit-for-tat goal scoring contest between themselves.

While the Giants tried in vain to penetrate a miserly Sharks defence bolstered by full back Bruce McLintock and marauding half back Derek Smith, it was Lewis Collett, in his breakout season, who shone brightest. Impressive performances in previous rounds have seen him demand more and more game time and his attitude was no different here. Particularly of note being his ability to make repeated efforts and a mentality which suggests he believes he is never out of the contest. Without doubt such enthusiasm will not go unnoticed and will certainly prove a headache for coach Stephen Connor in upcoming selections.


Midway through the 2nd quarter the game came to a halt as Giants Forward Michael Douglas went down with a serious injury.  Thankfully between supporters and volunteers at the match there was a sufficient amount of expertise on hand to care for Michael until an ambulance arrived to escort him to hospital. Early reports are that Michael suffered a concussion and bruising to the spine but has been discharged from hospital to recover at home. The Glasgow Sharks would like to thank all those in attendance for their help and selflessness under these circumstances and we wish Michael a swift and full recovery.


Giants 28 – Sharks 105


Third Quarter

With an expanded league and the potential for percentage to be a factor in determining the final standings the Sharks’ focus during the break was on maintaining intensity until the final whistle. With narrow defeats to the Giants in recent matches lingering in the memory, it didn’t take much of a team talk to keep the Sharks hungry for victory. Hungry for the ball and hungry for the contest was Phil Daly who broke from half back, through midfield and into the forward line repeatedly to set up easy set shots for Dolling.

Adopting more of a free role after the major break Brett Wolfenden took a grip of the game and showed his experience with excellent roving and retrieval skills (on one occasion retrieving his own kick and hitting a leading McManus lace out on the chest).

Having been used in a number of different roles for the day Robert McKinlay encapsulated the teams mindset, never being out of the contest. McKinlay made a marking contest which he couldnt complete though followed up with a terrific tackle that was rewarded with a free kick, feeling the energy on the field Robert played on and kick a lengthy goal.

Working at both ends of the pitch was Daniel Hespe who, while quiet (by his own standards) on the goal scoring sheet, was everywhere. Putting out fires at one end of the pitch and starting them at the other. His composure on the ball and calmness in playing backwards to go forward was a real catalyst for the runaway Sharks train.


Giants 29 – 163 Sharks


Fourth Quarter

Any notion that the fourth quarter would offer any respite for the reigning champions was short lived as the Sharks were adamant about making a statement. Relentless defensive pressure from Neil Alexander from back to front and Andrew McManus from front to back forced errors from the home side that were snapped up by the Sharks and fed into the Great White trio up front.

Alexander Clark had been working hard throughout the day and showed great intelligence while the ball was in the air, getting to the right spots and mopping up from the middle to the Sharks back line to deny any advance from the opposition.

The feeding frenzy in front of goal continued until the clock ran out and the Sharks solidified their position at the top of the ladder with a performance that will put other teams on notice for the rest of the year.


Final Score

Giants 38 – 225 Sharks


The forward trio of Dolling, McManus and Wolfenden managed to score thirty goals between them with The Wolf taking home half of those as well as Best on Ground Honours from his peers.


The Sharks take on the Tyne Tees Tigers next at GHA on Saturday June 16th.


Date Time Competition Season
June 9, 2018 2:00 pm SARFL 2018


Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Goals Behinds Total
Greater Glasgow Giants 13 28 29 38 5 8 38
Glasgow Sharks 66 105 163 225 35 15 225


Player Position Goals
Robert McKinlay Forward 1
Derek Smith Defender 0
Alexander Clark Midfield 0
Andrew McManus Forward 5
James Hancock Midfield 3
Neil Alexander Midfield 0
Liam Dolling Forward 10
Lewis Collett Defender 0
Alex Young Ruckman 0
Brett Wolfenden Forward 15
Bruce McLintock Defender 0
Philip Daly Defender 1
Daniel Hespe Midfield 0
John McIntyre Ruckman 0
Adam Jack Defender 0
Total 35

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.


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


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


# 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

Sharks Take First Blood Against Rivals


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.


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


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


# 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

Sharks Start Season Ferociously


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.


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


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

Makos Fight Hard For Win


Match Report

The last scheduled round of the CAFL was a high scoring and tough affair!

Both sides were competing for something, the Tigers were looking for the first win of the season and the Makos looking to finish first on the ladder.

The first quarter saw the Makos make a strong statement with some great center work and a couple of quick back to back goals John McIntyre giving Daniel Hespe first use of the ball and working together for midfield clearances. The Tigers had some great passages of play with Lewis Collett and Liam Dolling combining for a coast to coast goal which seemed to spark the Tigers into action.

The second quarter had the Tigers charging on to close the gap in scoreline, Joe Perry and Alexander Clark working hard to wrestle the ball out of the midfield and get it down to Stacey Hughes and Carolyn Baker in the forward line. The Makos defense in Derek Smith and Bruce McKlintock working hard to move the ball back to the tigers forward line.

In the third quarter the Makos again came out swinging with some quick goals, their forward line getting on the end of some great midfield work, Daniel Connor and Lynsey Torrance keeping the Tigers defense busy with Adam Jack and Jordan Le-Roy managing to curtail the scoring in the later half of the quarter.

By the last quarter it was beginning to show both sides were tiring and the game opened up for a bag of goals. The Makos in Robert McKinlay and Robert McDowall had been great throughout but helped take the game on and show composure when needed.

The Makos ran the game out winners in a very tight game and the player of the day award was shared by two Makos in Daniel Hespe and John McIntyre.

Although this was the last schedule CAFL game there will likely be more dates added and played before the finals so keep an eye out.


Date Time Competition
March 31, 2018 11:00 am CAFL


Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Goals Behinds Total
Mako Sharks 33 47 75 96 14 12 96
Tiger Sharks 9 36 63 82 12 10 82


# Player Position CAFL MVP Points
Daniel Connor Forward 9
Robert McKinlay Forward 9
Derek Smith Defender 13
Bruce McLintock Defender 13
Lynsey Torrance Forward 3
John McIntyre Ruckman 17
Daniel Hespe Midfielder 17
Robert McDowall Midfielder 11
DNP Sarahmairead McLachlan 3
Total 95


# Player Position CAFL MVP Points
Alexander Clark Midfield 15
Stacey Hughes Forward 9
Liam Dolling Forward 3
Lewis Collett Defender 3
Carolyn Baker Defender 3
Joe Perry Ruckman 11
Adam Jack Midfielder 15
Jordan Le-Roy Defender 3
Total 62

Cards Keep Momentum


Match Report

After a few very snowy weeks in Glasgow the conditions on the pitch had cleared – weren’t the best but was playable – with the persistent rainfall and soft under foot conditions the game was shortened to two halves.

The first half saw a close battle with surprisingly open passages of play given the conditions both midfields up and about early, the cards dominated the clearances with John McIntyre giving Bruce McLintock and Danny Kay first use of the ball and the Tigers working hard to wrestle back possession with Adam Jack, James Hancock and Joe Perry working well together. The two teams traded goal for goal and going into the break the Cards led by one goal.

The second half saw another tight contest and some impressive work from both defenses Derek Smith of the cards keeping the momentum going and his team on their feet switching into the midfield giving some of the cards a needed rest. Duncan Bertram of the tigers taking some great grabs and working well below his knees to clear the danger in the Tigers back half. The ever dangerous Caroline Sellar keeping the cards defence honest was working hard to move , create space and get to as many contests as possible. The cards forward option Andrew McManus always knew where the goals were and had the confidence to take his shots.

The Cards ran the game out winners and Bruce McLintock gained the player of the day award.


Date Time Competition
March 10, 2018 11:00 am CAFL


Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Goals Behinds Total
Tiger Sharks 0 0 10 35 4 11 35
Card Sharks 0 0 16 54 6 8 54


# Player Position CAFL MVP Points
Caroline Sellar Forward 8
Duncan Bertram Defender 10
James Hancock Midfield 12
Joe Perry Ruckman 9
Adam Jack Midfielder 13
Total 52


# Player Position CAFL MVP Points
DNP Daniel Connor Forward 3
Derek Smith Defender 11
Andrew McManus Forward 15
Danny Kay Midfielder 15
Bruce McLintock Midfielder 17
John McIntyre Ruckman 16
Total 77

Cards Steal Win At The End


Match Report

Round 4 started cold and firm underfoot which gave the players on the day something to warm through.

The First Quarter was dominated by Daniel Hepse who was able to break free from the midfield early to give quality service to the Makos forward line with Lewis Collett getting onto a few goals. Although the Makos seemed to have all the momentum and possession the Cards were able to keep the score line tight Pat Cremin working hard to keep the scores close.

Heading into the second exchange the Cards came out swinging and hit the score line more ferocity Richard Swift driving the midfield engine with Caroline Sellar and John McIntyre providing a goal or two shifting the games momentum in favor of the Cards and Bruce McLintock keeping the Makos forward line quiet.

After the half time break the Makos managed to arrest the intensity shift and began to claw back the lead the Cards had accumulated in the second quarter Liam Dolling getting onto a few goals and being assisted around the ground with Melanie McDevitt they managed to get the game to within a kick.

The last quarter of the day was an arm wrestle as both teams had tired from the conditions with both sides utilizing their defense as an offensive option and plenty of run coming from the backline Jimmy Treacy and Adam Jack of the Makos were trying hard to support Joe Perry in the Midfield, while the Cards defense in Derek Smith and Neil Alexander were doing a stellar job, Neil managed to find himself sneaking up forwards and taking a mark as the siren sounded. With his team 5 points down – even though he didnt know this – he took the responsibility to claim the win for the Card Sharks.

The player of the day, and for two rounds in a row, was Daniel Hespe. His two way running really showed how damaging hard effort can be.


Date Time Competition
February 24, 2018 11:00 am CAFL


Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Goals Behinds Total
Card Sharks 15 48 65 83 12 11 83
Mako Sharks 22 28 59 82 12 10 82


# Player Position CAFL MVP Points
Derek Smith Defender 9
Caroline Sellar Forward 8
Neil Alexander Defender 11
Richard Swift Midfielder 15
Bruce McLintock Defender 6
Pat Cremin Midfield 13
John McIntyre Ruckman 14
Total 76


# Player Position CAFL MVP Points
Liam Dolling Forward 7
Lewis Collett Forward 5
Melanie McDevitt Forward 4
Jimmy Treacy Defender 10
Joe Perry Ruckman 16
Adam Jack Forward 12
Daniel Hespe Midfielder 17
Total 71

Makos Withstand Tiger Attack


Match Report







Round three was held indoors at Toryglen regional football centre and while the sharks train there regularly on a Tuesday night the size of the pitch is not appreciated until fully opened out and a game played.

The length and width of the pitch is more than we normally play on which leant itself to a higher scoring game less congested and allowing for good ball users to kick to smart leads and hard runners to utilise the space well.

The first quarter saw the Tigers hit the ground running, their midfield breaking out and getting the score on the board early and keeping the pressure on John McIntyre winning the ruck taps and combining with Brett Wolfenden and Alexander Clark often. The Makos fought hard and kept themselves in the game with some great passages of play.

The second quarter kept a similar dynamic from the first, the Tigers using the ball well from the midfield, delivering the ball to Andrew McManus and the forward line and Danny Kay marshalling his side from the back line. The Makos were still in the contest with Duncan Bertram and Pat Cremin working hard to get the ball in dangerous areas.

After half time the Makos found a little spark and hit back with a frantic display with Daniel Hespe providing a contest in the ruck and helping his midfield on the ground too, Joe Perry and Daniel Connor running hard and helping to make the difference in the premiership quarter saw the Makos overturn the advantage the Tigers had and put a little breathing space between them.

Heading into the last the Makos seemingly had a tough job of making sure they kept up the momentum, but they fired on all cylinders and blazed away in the last stanza. Kicking goals hadnt been a problem all day for Caroline Sellar but added a few more in the last. The Tigers tried to mount a come back near the end but with the game ending it was a little late.

Player of the day was Daniel Hespe, keeping his side in the game early on and being instrumental in mounting the Makos resurgence saw him poll well in the votes. Most of the votes on the day (over 75%) being shared between four people! The longer and wider ground showing a different tack and style of play clearly suited to better runners.



Date Time Competition
February 10, 2018 12:00 pm CAFL


Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Goals Behinds Total
Tiger Sharks 36 69 83 97 14 13 97
Mako Sharks 22 40 97 123 19 19 123


# Player Position CAFL MVP Votes
Robert McKinlay Defender 7
Alexander Clark Midfield 10
Andrew McManus Forward 10
James Hancock Midfield 7
Danny Kay Defender 3
Lewis Collett Forward 7
Sean Carroll Forward 3
Brett Wolfenden Midfielder 15
Jamesey Drury Defender 2
Andrew Kerr Midfielder 4
John McIntyre Ruckman 11
Total 79


# Player Position CAFL MVP Votes
Daniel Connor Midfielder 2
Derek Smith Defender 3
Caroline Sellar Forward 14
Duncan Bertram Forward 2
Alex Young Ruckman 4
Pat Cremin Midfielder 13
Joe Perry Ruckman 10
Lachie Geddes Forward 3
Simon Bayliss Defender 3
Daniel Hespe Ruckman 16
DNP Sarahmairead McLachlan Forward 2
Total 72

Cards make it second time lucky!


Match Report

After a great opening round that was relatively dry round 2 came as a wet and muddy affair!

The conditions however did not dampen the spirits, enthusiasm or effort of those who took part and for those watching it was a very good game with a variety of close scrappy play and free flowing passages of play.

The first quarter saw the cards come out the traps quick. Adam Jack setting up some nice passages to help team mates finish off with a goal. A Potent forward line of Liam Dolling and Jennifer Treacy gave the cards a clear edge in the first. The Tigers although working hard were having trouble in front of goal, with similar scoring chances they never converted any for a major score.

The Tigers straightened the ship in the second and managed to out score the cards in this quarter. Bruce McLintock was excellent down back providing a clear presence and a rebound to engage with the forward line, who didnt waste a chance in this quarter, Caroline Sellar and Lewis Collett working hard to see their team catch up to the Cards.

The third quarter saw the Tigers mount another hard and impressive performance, the midfield getting on top and the defenders chopping most entries coming their way Pat Cremin showing he is a talent to watch as he took the game on and with Danny Kay providing him the defensive support to run with the ball the Tigers had cut the margin to 11 points going into the last.

The last quarter saw the cards pull away early, with a dominant display from their midfield, Alex Young, James Hancock and Richard Swift taking the game in their hands to drive their team on wards were also assisted with some great overlap to keep the Tigers at bay in the last quarter of the game.

Player of the day was tied between Tigers players Bruce McLintock and Pat Cremin. Both had great games in different areas of the field and were instrumental in the Tiger resurgence in the second and third quarters.


Date Time Competition
January 27, 2018 11:00 am CAFL


Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Goals Behinds Total
Card Sharks 24 50 69 110 17 8 110
Tiger Sharks 5 36 58 78 11 12 78


# Player Position CAFL MVP Votes
Alexander Clark Midfield 2
Sarahmairead McLachlan Forward 3
Andrew McManus Forward 2
Duncan Bertram Forward 4
James Hancock Midfield 13
Liam Dolling Forward 14
Richard Swift Ruckman 8
Jarrad Williams Defender 11
Alex Young Ruckman 5
Jennifer Treacy Forward 13
Joe Perry Defender 10
Adam Jack Forward 6
Total 91


# Player Position CAFL MVP Votes
Daniel Connor Midfielder 3
Grant Murray Forward 3
Caroline Sellar Forward 10
Danny Kay Defender 10
Lewis Collett Forward 3
Melanie McDevitt Defender 3
Bruce McLintock Defender 16
Pat Cremin Midfielder 16
John McIntyre Ruckman 8
Derek Smith Midfielder 2
Total 74