Shute Shield: Eastwood & Gordon book spots in preliminary finals

Eastwood and Gordon upstaged Manly and Randwick respectively to keep their Shute Shield seasons alive and book preliminary final berths.  Eastwood will now play Sydney Uni before Norths take on Gordon in a massive Shute Shield double header at Rat Park next Sunday afternoon.  Eastwood 32-26 Manly A brilliant, 79th minute ball and all tackle by Eastwood flyhalf Tane Edmed saved the Woodies season and caused further finals heartbreak for the Manly Marlins.  With the match on the line, Edmed somehow stopped a steaming Aaron Blacklock from grounding the ball and scoring what would have likely been a match winning try.  Eastwood led 7-3 early in the first half after Mark Nawaqanitawase capitalised on a poor Manly clearance kick to score the only try before half time.  The two sides created plenty of opportunities in the first stanza but failed to finish on multiple occasions, instead trading three penalty goals each to give Eastwood a 16-12 lead at the break.  Lov
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