Ribs broken as Sharks belt Tigers

Matt Hogan scored six goals for Sharks yesterday.
Matt Hogan scored six goals for Sharks yesterday.

STILL reeling from last week’s loss, Sharks crushed Albury Tigers in Wagga yesterday.

The 15-2 thrashing was a 17-goal turnaround from last week’s clash between the two teams.

And it was just as physical with Albury player Josh Land forced from the pool in the first term with suspected broken ribs.

Despite being without several regulars Tigers weren’t up to the Sharks physically and it told.

At quarter-time they led 4-0 and by half-time the score was 8-1.

Matt Hogan was in devastating form for the victor, netting three goals in the first quarter and six for the game.

Taylor Miller and Chaz Sargeant provided back-up with four and two goals respectively.

Albury juniors Dominic Brew and Harry Duck scored Albury’s only two goals.

The Tigers’ defence continued to bleed goals in the second half conceding three in the third quarter and four in the last.

Earlier, Sharks defeated Wagga 14-3 with six players scoring multiple goals.

Wagga’s Chris Mumme, Zac Barrie and David Barrett all scored singles.

At the Albury Swim Centre, Pool Pirates were too good for Northside, winning 12-6.

Northside coach Tom Madden was hopeful of narrowing last week’s five-goal deficit between the sides but Pirates brought their A-game and never let Northside dictate terms.

But it was a good return for Kyle Toohey who was one of Northside’s best players.

In women’s action, Northside got revenge against Pool Pirates for last week’s loss.

It won comfortably at the Albury Swim Centre.

Back in Wagga, Sharks defeated Albury 16-2.

Rachel Winterton, Leah Dodd and Gemma Harangozo were all among the goals scoring 14 between them.

Dodd added seven more to her weekend tally in her team’s 14-3 win over Wagga and Albury beat Wagga 11-3 to round out the weekend’s games.