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Digital Image by Brett Crockford © :	    Dean Britt  NYC, Rugby League, Round 19,  Melbourne Storm v  Canberra Raiders @ AAMI Park, Melbourne, VIC, Saturday 19th July, 2014.

Melbourne Storm’s U20 Thunderbolts suffered a second consecutive defeat, falling to the Sharks 10-20 on Saturday evening.

The Sharks travelled to Melbourne and overturned a three game losing streak which leaves Matt Adamson’s Thunderbolts still sitting just outside of the NYC top eight.

The Thunderbolts began the match positively, scoring through Aaron Presnell off the back of strong field position as they stretched the Sharks defence and opened up an early lead.

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Facing an early 4-0 deficit, the visitors were sparked into action, responding with three unanswered tries.  Four pointers to Nisbet, Deitz and Addo-Carr allowed the 15th placed Sharks to skip out to a 10-point advantage.

Trading tries to finish the half, Cronulla held their lead heading into the break.

After half-time, both sides failed to trouble the scorers in a scrappy second stanza, confining the Thunderbolts to their 10th loss of the 2014 season.

Melbourne Storm 10
Tries: Aaron Presnell, Latrell Robinson
Goals: Billy Brittain 1

Defeated by

Cronulla Sharks 20

Tries: Ashleigh Nisbet, Bradley Deitz, Joshua Addo-Carr
Goals: Jamayne Isaako

Acknowledgement of Country

Melbourne Storm respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.