Match Report: Round Ten – West Harbour v Warringah

by Paul Cook - Despite pushing lofty opposition such as Eastwood, Manly and Randwick in recent weeks, West Harbour still came into this clash off the back of three defeats, and were desperate to reignite their season with victory over another side with finals intentions. Warringah arrived at Concord Oval licking their wounds after a brutal derby with the Marlins, a loss that left them in danger of losing touch with the pack. But a side that boasted the third best defence in the competition just needed it to start clicking at the other end of the field in order to assert themselves as a serious title threat. A game that ended with 77 points on the scoreboard didn’t exactly start off in a manner that suggested ten tries would follow. Two reset scrums in the opening three minutes pre-empted a third collapse and a penalty for Wests, Tayler Adams obliging with the boot. But if you’d told the Pirates that would be the last time they held a lead in the match, I’m sure they would have
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