Shute Shield: Crawford Stars As Shoremen See Off Emus

by Brendan Bradford – Headed by a strong performance at outside centre from Cam Crawford, Northern Suburbs eased to a 36-14 defeat of an understrength Penrith side at North Sydney Oval on Saturday afternoon. Crawford had a hand in four of Norths’ tries and scored one himself as the Shoremen exacted revenge on Penrith for a Round 11 loss at the foot of the mountains last month. “It was really good to get Crawf a bit closer and his leadership really helped us today because we had 19-year old Corey Tulloch at flyhalf and it was Andrew Woods’ debut at halfback,” said Norths coach Scott Fava. “Crawf really steadied the ship with those young guys and Will Miller who played at 12 for the first time. We wouldn’t have had that if he was still at fullback and he really could play anywhere across the backlin
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