Record-setting Duhaney Park Red Sharks win seventh straight JRLA Club Championship

By September 25, 2019
Marvin Thompson of Duhaney Park Red Sharks receives Grand Finals Trophy from JRLA Vice Chairman, Adrian Hall. Marvin Thompson of Duhaney Park Red Sharks receives Grand Finals Trophy from JRLA Vice Chairman, Adrian Hall.

Duhaney Park Red Sharks defeated GC Angels 24-16 to be crowned 2019 JRLA National Club Champions. 

In defeating the Angels at the Duhaney Park mini-stadium in Kingston, the Red Sharks were winning the finals for a record seventh year in a row.  

However, GC Angels had seemed poised to pull off an upset when they led 10-8 at half time. In the end, it was the experience of the Sharks that proved the difference, maintaining their composure before taking the lead for good with 15 minutes left in the game.

The Red Sharks were led by national player and game MVP Jenson Morris, who scored a hat-trick of tries. Halfback Ryan Grant completed the champions scoring with four goals.

National winger Adrian Thomas who bagged two tries for eight points for the Angels. He got support from Dylum Davis who scored a try as well as Stephen Scott and Kareem Harris who each kicked a goal.

“This was another challenging year when we had to do without plenty of senior players, but it was good to see us rise to the challenge and claim another Grand Final win,” said winning coach Roy Calvert.

Earlier, Washington Boulevard Bulls squeezed out a 6-3 win over the JDF Warriors in what was a defensive slugfest to secure the third spot.

Orlando Messado got the lone try of the game for the Bulls with Lawrence Drummond kicking a goal. JDF’s three points came from Nicolai Kennedy with a drop-kick and a goal.

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