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12 July, 2021

Improved second half not enough to save Roosters from Sharks

AN improved second half wasn’t enough to save the points for the Atherton Roosters against the Mossman Sharks in their Cairns District Rugby League premiership match played at Mossman on Saturday night.


Roosters under 18 fl yer Will Simms in open space at Mossman on Saturday.

AN improved second half wasn’t enough to save the points for the Atherton Roosters against the Mossman Sharks in their Cairns District Rugby League premiership match played at Mossman on Saturday night. 

Mossman, who are the defending first grade premiers, won 34-10 after rolling out a four try blitz in the opening 20 minutes to lead 20-0 and booking the Roosters for a hard night out. 

Ned Blackman’s try at the 32nd minute gave the Roosters a lift ahead of the halftime break. 

To their credit, the Roosters held Mossman scoreless for thirty minutes of the second half before two late tries gave the homeside a comfortable win. A second try to Ned Blackman wrapped up the nights scoring. 

In the under 18 match, the Roosters lifted the pace on the local competition following a commanding 74-10 win over Mossman.

The young Roosters were full of stars as they crossed the line for twelve tries in their victory. Mossman won the reserve grade game 34-14 over the Roosters. 

This weekend the Atherton Roosters host a rare Sunday match and play the Tableland Cup local derby first grade decider with the Mareeba Gladiators.


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