BARNSTORMING vice- captain Matthew Jarvis scored a hat-trick of tries as the Norths Chargers won the John Jarro Memorial Shield in emphatic style on Saturday night.
It was all one-way traffic as Norths ran in seven second-half tries to win 54-6 against the hapless Fitzroy-Gracemere Sharks.
The only downside for the victors was what appeared to be a serious ankle injury to five-eighth Mitchel Smith late in the second half.
Norths' coach Kane Hardy rated his team's performance as probably its best of the year and said it would help fuel momentum moving forward.
"Our structure was there, we completed our sets and we just had good roll through the middle. It was pretty pleasing," he said post-match.
After last week's loss to Yeppoon, Hardy said the focus for the team had been on structure and set completion.
"We showed that when we can do that we're going to be a force to be reckoned with," he said.
The coach could not say enough about Jarvis's inspirational showing.
"He's been a senior member of this team for a long time. He's trained hard, he's doing extras, he's the fittest he's been and the result just showed for him," Hardy said.
"He got three tries playing front row and he played 80 minutes. He led by example so he deserves all the credit and all the rewards for that game tonight."
Sharks' coach George Asse said there were a few players missing from their ranks but that was no excuse.
"We worked really hard but they had all the ball," he said.
"We've really got to execute some plays. Hopefully next week we can rectify that and put on a better show against Gladstone Brothers."
ROUND 7 RESULTS
Biloela d Gladstone Brothers 28-20
Norths Chargers d Fitzroy-Gracemere 54-6
Yeppoon d Tannum Sands 40-16
Rocky Brothers d Valleys 22-4