I would say that’s as well as we have played so far this year. The girls moved the ball really quickly. It’s something we have been working on.Tony Close
SHARKS sounded an ominous warning to rival A grade women’s teams by crushing ladder leader Pool Pirates Bones 15-6 at Albury Swim Centre on Sunday.
With skipper Leah Dodd unstoppable with seven goals, Sharks dictated from the start to post their best win of the season.
Phebe McLeod scored three goals while Brooke Dickie chipped in with two.
Dickie was typically strong in defence when Pool Pirates Bones went on the attack.
Coach Tony Close said the side played to its strengths.
“I would say that’s as well as we have played so far this year,” Close said.
“The girls moved the ball really quickly.
“It’s something we have been working on so today was pleasing.
“Leah obviously played well but I thought the entire side contributed which is something you need against the best sides in the competition.”
Pool Pirates Bones, who went into the clash without talented youngster Mia Duryea, were best served by Annie Lefoe and Sam O’Connell.
Albury Tigers won their first match of the season by defeating Pool Pirates Skulls 10-5.
Lucy McInnes and Kate Johnson dominated for the victors.
In A grade men, Sharks proved too strong for Albury Tigers, winning 8-6.
Sharks opened up a handy break in the second quarter with Nick Campbell and Shannon Gould leading the way.
Gould was a constant threat in attack with the veteran stepping up each time Tigers looked like challenging.
Jack Baker scored three goals for Albury Tigers while Harry Mitchell impressed in his first game of the season.
Goalkeepers Tom Stefanou and Dom Bertazzo also played well for their respective sides.
Pool Pirates proved too strong for a young Northside line-up.
The competition will resume on January 13 after the Christmas break.