Tries: SOSAIA FEKI (36M),TIM ROBINSON (66M)
Goals: MICHAEL GORDON 2/2
Tries: MATT MCILWRICK (47M), JARROD CROKER (51M), ANTHONY MILFORD (59M), ANTHONY MILFORD (70M)
Goals: JARROD CROKER 3/4
Heading into their final home game of the season, the Sharks came up against the other NRL club fighting to avoid the wooden spoon this season, the Canberra Raiders.
In a battle of the bottom , the Raiders came from a 6-0 deficit to claim the vital two competition points which will more than likely see the Sharks win the wooden spoon this year.
The opening 30 minutes to the match showed why both teams are cemented at the bottom of the ladder with neither teams showing any fluency in attack or structure in defence.
Both teams created scoring opportunities in the opening stages of the match , however whether they ended in a poor kicking option or a inexcusable error , neither team could cross the line.
The Sharks broke the scoring drought in the 30th minute through winger Sosaia Feki. Michael Gordon’s successful conversion saw the Sharks take a 6-0 lead into the halftime break.
Off the back of 2 consecutive penalties the Raiders levelled the scores at 6 all and moments later took the lead through Jarrod Croker.
Brisbane bound Anthony Milford had been the shining light for the Raiders in the second half and in the 58th minute , instead of setting up a four pointer it was his turn to score one himself. Croker kicking the Raiders to a 16-6 lead.
Tim Robinson crossed for his first ever try in the NRL moments later to give the Sharks a chance late in the game , however all hope for the Sharks was ended when Milford scored in the 68th minute to claim his double of the afternoon and push the game out of Cronullas reach.
Poor defence at critical times and a lack of attacking flare saw the Sharks unable to compete with the Raiders for the full 80 minutes. The Sharks are now more than likely to win the spoon in 2014 after a dismal 22-12 defeat.