ROCKINGHAM SHARKS CIRLING

Rockingham Sharks continued on their march to the finals beating ladder leaders North Beach Sea Eagles in a game they controlled from the five minute marking winning easily 24 to 16 in the Harvey Norman Premiership.

The win means the Sharks have beaten all other top four sides and will now be confident they are genuine premiership contenders.

Assistant Coach Conrad Evans, standing in for the day attributed ball security as one of the reasons behind the win on a wet and windy day.

“We kept our sets together, we kept our defense tight and were strong around the ruck. Add to that we took the most of the opportunities we had. It was a good win”

Three of the Sharks four tries came from successful kicks and chases into the try zone.

Jamie Rodgers coach of North Beach conceded the side was flat partly due to players coming back from state duty, but gave credit to the up and coming Sharks.

“Everything we knew they would do, they did, but we couldn’t stop them. It was probably a win we had to have and hopefully it should not hurt us.”

The Sea Eagles scored within the first 3 minutes of the start but could not get over the line again till the 60 minute mark as Rockingham used their forwards to keep North Beach in their own half for much of the game.

Rockingham’s best were Peter Worth, Lee Gudor and Luke Faulkner with Ben Dickson and Jake Keating going well for North Beach.

Joondalup Giants will be disappointed to again give up a first half lead which allowed South Perth Lions to finish on top with a 22 to 20 score line. It has become a trait for the Giants in 2011 who have the talent on the field to take it up to most opponents, but seem to lose their way in the second half.

In a game that was more controlled by the conditions, best players were Clint Fraser and Pikari Tewara for South Perth and Daniel Sneddon with 3 tries and Nathan Searle for the Giants.

Goldfields Titans rallied in the second half to run over Kalamunda Bulldogs 42 to 34, keeping them to one try in the second half. It puts the Titans back on target for the finals race.

Rudy Lerm and Blade Nicholls played well for the Titans with Robert Sharpe and Josh Benjamin the Bulldogs’ best.

Fremantle Roosters poured on the points in the second half to win easily over Willagee Bears 82 to 10. Rowen Hastings had four tries with Craig Madden and Delane Edwards the best for the Roosters.