Shute Shield: Gordon lose flyer Graham in willing scrap against West Harbour

By MARK CASHMAN

A three-try spurt midway through the second half has seen Gordon storm to the top of the Shute Shield competition ladder following their 24-12 win over West Harbour on Saturday.

But just like the game against the Hunter Wildfires the round before there was a toll to pay.

Talented fullback and sometimes winger Jaline Graham broke his jaw and is gone for the rest of the Shute Shield season and that is sure to test the Highlanders depth in their outside backs.

Gordon coach Darren Coleman said the competition front runners had to work their way through a tough afternoon.