Parramata could count themselves unlucky in their 24-25 loss to the Cronulla Sharks this afternoon.
After last weeks refereeing debacle, the Eels started out as if they meant business but unfortunately the Sharks out muscled them in an exciting game.
Sharks fullback and captain, David Peachey, controlled his teams offensive plays brilliantly and his defence was beyond reproach. The Shark forwards played with heart and their tackles were downright ferocious.
The Eels, on the other hand, never gave up. Injuries to key players, Burt (knee) and Dykes (shoulder) depleted their attacking options.
The Eels forwards tried all afternoon but staunch Shark defense won the day. An entertaining game where a draw would have suited the effort from both teams.
League Unlimited Online standout players of the day:
3.David Peachey (Sharks) 2.Ian Hindmarsh (Eels) 1.Brett Kimmorley (Sharks)
3:00PM, 14 July 2002 Parramatta Stadium Referee: S Clark Eels 24 - Sharks 25 Parramatta Eels (Tries: Wagon, McFadden, Moodie, Drew. Goals: Burt 2/2, Richards 2/2) Cronulla Sharks (Tries: Peachey, Rieck, Graham x2, Bickerstaff. Goals: Kimmorley 3/6)