Newcastle Rugby League: Maitland Pickers defeat Nelson Bay Sharks men and women's team at Tomaree

It just was not the Sharks' day on Sunday with both Nelson Bay sides losing to Maitland in their first games back at Tomaree Sports Complex.

After more than a month of playing home games at Lakeside Sports Complex in Raymond Terrace due to a COVID-19 drive through clinic being set up in the car park of the Nelson Bay sporting complex, the Sharks returned to Tomaree to host Maitland Pickers on August 30.

The Sharks ladies league tag were defeated by the Maitland Pickers 28-6.

The girls showed great improvement and put on a great display of defense against the Pickers, who are joint leaders on the ladder.

The score did not reflect the great effort put in by the Nelson Bay team, made up with many players in their first season with the rugby league club.

The Sharks' try scorer and players' player was Emma Cram. The successful conversion was made be Eden Houston.

"A big thank you to our small club committee for everything they did to get us game day ready for our last home game for the season," the team's Cassandra Robinson said.

In a physical game on a warm winter day, the Sharks under-19 boys were defeated by the Maitland Pickers 30-4.

The sole try scorer was Kane Chester. Players' player was Rory Davis. It was Davis' final game with the Sharks as he will ship off with the Navy next week.

"A big thank you to our wonderful committee and also our sponsors Seabreeze Hotel, IGym 24/7, PRD Realty and Storage King," the team's Kristin Pitt said.

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