The victory see the Raiders claim top spot on the ladder while the Sharks 2003 campaign has all but come to an end.
Scorers: RAIDERS: 40 TRIES: Lolesi, Hindmarsh, Mogg, Bulgarelli, McLinden, Graham, Croker GOALS: Schifcofske 6/8 defeated SHARKS: 12 TRIES: Galloway, Rieck GOALS: Anderson 2/2
Sunday 27 July 2003 3:00 PM Canberra Stadium Referee: Paul Simpkins Crowd: 9,563
Leagueunlimited.com players of the match: 3 - R O'Hara (Raiders) 2 - A Mogg (Raiders) 1 - J Bulgarelli (Raiders)
By the clock:
NEWS: Luke Davico has left the game in the third minute with a serious knee injury. No word if he'll be back at this stage.
6th min: PENALTY GOAL: - Raiders. Clinton Schifcofske opens the Raiders account with a penalty goal. Raiders 2-0.
12th min: TRY - Raiders. Jamaal Lolesi crosses to post the Raiders first try of the afternoon. Conversion unsuccessful. Raiders 6-0.
23rd min: TRY - Raiders. Ian Hindmarsh in his return from injury, gets a rare try to extend the Raiders lead. Conversion successful. Raiders 12-0.
28th min: TRY - Raiders. Adam Mogg continues his good form with a good try and the Raiders are looking impressive in the opening 30 minutes. Conversion successful. Raiders 18-0.
38th:min: TRY - Raiders. Jason Bulgarelli gets another Raiders try to keep the Raiders on track for a top four finish and all important home semi final. Conversion successful. Raiders 24-0.
HALF TIME: All one way traffic at the moment with the Raiders dominating a mistake ridden Sharks side who have nothing much to play for except pride. Still, 24 point comebacks aren't impossible this day in age.
43rd min: TRY - Raiders. Mark McLinden helps the Raiders pick up where they left off with a great try. Conversion successful. Raiders 30-0.
52nd min: TRY - Sharks. Rookie Keith Galloway finally gets the Sharks on the board after 52 minutes. Conversion successful. Raiders 30-6.
58th min: TRY - Raiders. Any Sharks revival has been snuffed out by another try to the Raiders, this time to speedster Phil Graham. Conversion unsuccessful Raiders 34-6.
67th min: TRY - Raiders. Canberra continue the rout with a try to veteran Jason Croker. The Raiders can now look towards their clash with the Roosters this coming Friday night. Conversion successful. Raiders 40-6.
80th min: TRY - Sharks. Consolation try to the Sharks Matthew Rieck to finish a day with very few positives for the Sharks. Conversion successful. Raiders 40-12.
FULL TIME: The Raiders have moved into first spot on the ladder after a comprhensive victory over the Cronulla Sharks. Well done Canberra.