Sharks on brink of ending 20-year premiership drought



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The Mossman-Port Douglas Sharks have booked their first grand final appearance since 1998 with a thrilling win over Brothers. IMAGE: Supplied.

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THE MOSSMAN - Port Douglas Sharks are on the brink of ending a 20-year premiership drought after booking a CDRL grand final berth on Sunday night.

The Sharks pulled off a remarkable come-from-behind win against Brothers at Barlow Park. 

Trailing 28-10, the Mossman based team was inspired by a Nelson Gibuma masterclass in the second half.

He scored back-to-back tries to claw his side back into the contest before Robert Amber crossed the line to reduce the lead to just two points.

Gibuma then sent the travelling fans into a frenzy when he scored his hat-trick, and after Amber’s conversion the Sharkies went ahead 32-28 which they never surrended, eventually victorious 35-28.

It will be the Mossman-Port Douglas side’s first grand final since 1998 when they recoded a 22-4 triumph over Ivanhoes.

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