Match Report Rd 2: Randwick v Gordon

by Paul Cook - A positive start to the season was a minimum requirement for a Randwick side with designs on going all the way in 2016. But while victory was achieved last week over Parramatta in the season opener, the manner of performance certainly didn’t match the standards required to please the coaching think tank at Coogee Oval. So victory of a more comprehensive nature was the aim going into their first home match of the season against a Gordon side who had also claimed the spoils in round one against Penrith. The Wicks were given a leg-up early on when a late hit with no arms from Gordon flanker Jordan Goddard on Andrew Deegan drew the ire of – and a yellow card from - referee Dominic McCarthy. Deegan dusted himself off to put the hosts in front a couple of minutes later when the Highlanders strayed offside, the first points of what would be a boon afternoon for the tyro flyhalf, who had only turned 21-years-old a couple of days earlier. A high shot from Brogan Roods just
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