Loyal Sharks five part of both victories

Cameron NewboldAlbany Advertiser
Albany Football Club's five players who have been involved in both their league victories Jake Stuart, Bryce Blaszkow, Luke Pitman, Zac Pearson and Hamish Fuller.
Camera IconAlbany Football Club's five players who have been involved in both their league victories Jake Stuart, Bryce Blaszkow, Luke Pitman, Zac Pearson and Hamish Fuller. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

For the entire Albany Sharks Football Club, their second league win has been a long time coming.

Entering their eighth season at league level, a 45-game losing streak had stretched back to 2015 and gave them an unwanted win-loss record of 1-104.

Sunday’s triumph over Denmark-Walpole will be remembered by many as a significant part in the club’s history and perhaps even a turn towards bigger things this season.

Five Sharks players were part of their historic first win back in round 15, 2015, against Mt Barker and every one of them lapped up the feeling of a second success more than three years later.

Jake Stuart, Bryce Blaszkow, Luke Pitman, Zac Pearson and Hamish Fuller are the five players that have now been a part of both winning teams, a feat in itself given the time elapsed.

Stuart became the first player to reach 100 league games for the club, Blaszkow a talented junior who has risen through the ranks and Pitman a great servant in defence.

Pearson left his original club to help be a part of the Sharks forging their mark in the competition and Fuller played in the first Sharks league game way back in April 28, 2012.

Exactly seven years later, the Sharks have more reasons to celebrate.

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