Shute Shield: Dominant rolling maul gives Eastwood the edge over West Harbour

By MARK CASHMAN

Eastwood hooker Ed Craig scored three tries off the back of a dominant rolling maul as the Woodies stormed to a 42-10 win over West Harbour on Saturday.

The Craig hat-trick was one of four meat pies from rolling mauls throughout the game from Eastwood, who looked increasingly like a side that is ever so slowly coming together.

It was one of those scrappy games that sometimes comes from the intensity of the contest between these two traditional rivals.

“Yes our driving maul was successful with Ed Craig scoring three tries and there was another try from maul so we clearly dominated that area,” Woods head coach Ben Batger said.