AN error-riddled display from both sides saw the Rockingham Sharks lose 26-36 to the Fremantle Roosters in their Premiership encounter at Ken Allen Field on Saturday afternoon.
The Sharks made two very late changes, with fullback Steve Widders and centre David Tuliloa dropping out, and Josh Neal and Michael Heather coming in.
But the Roosters held on to more ball to eventually claim both points.
“Both sides made mistakes but we were made to pay for ours,” coach Darren Shaw said.
“We only completed 61 per cent of our sets and we have to be better.”
Shaw praised his side for not giving up and said there were plenty of positives to take into next week’s home clash with North Beach Sea Eagles.
“But we need to step up in these games now and start taking points.” he said.
In earlier games, the women’s league tag team went down 14-4, with Rachel Toby the only tryscorer.
Val Murphy (thirds) saw the Sharks come away with a well-deserved 24-22 victory.
Tries from Tame Rereith, Neihana McMillan, Josh Matthews, Take Amai and Jordan Poi; and two goals from Matthews, saw them home.
The reserves also had a winning day, 36-6 thanks to tries from Michael Heather (2), Tangimetua Tangimetua, Matt Taylor, Matt Para, Isaac Tomato, Jayden Toelupe and Tye Gager, with two goals from Pora.