The match saw 2 sin-binnings and a massive 33 charges as the Sharks triggered an upset over the visitors.
The only shot of the match came midway through the very first half from the Sharks Edrick Lee, assisting Cronulla recover cost for the season with 2 wins and 2 losses.
When Ryan Hoffman was held up 7 minutes prior to the period it was the only time Melbourne crossed the line, their points originating from 2 Joe Stimson charge objectives.
The contest ended with physical fights in between gamers from both sides, the pushing and pressing continuing after the full-time hooter sounded.
Melbourne’s indiscipline cost them as, after back-chatting referee Matt Cecchin 3 times and being marched back 10 metres each time, Cameron Smith was sin-binned for attempting it a 4th time.
The Sharks success came in spite of essential off-season finalizings Josh Dugan and Matt Moylan being eliminated with leg injuries.
With Moylan missing out on a 2nd straight video game it was an opportunity for Trent Hodkinson to press himself forward.
Cronulla emerged with credit for their strength, keeping the Storm at bay even when they were down to 12 guys throughout Luke Lewis’ 10-minute stint in the sin-bin.
Shane Flanagan’s side just missed out on 5 takes on in the opening 40 minutes, and led 8-0 up until near to the period when Stimson kicked his very first charge objective.
Cronulla’s try out 24 minutes came when in 2015’s Holden Cup under-20 centre of the year Jesse Ramien sent out a one-handed flick pass completely for Lee to score in the corner.
Chad Townsend offered all their other points, from the conversion and 4 charge objectives.