Shute Shield: Gordon not perfect but tough out a gutsy win over Eastwood

By MARK CASHMAN

It was far from perfect but Gordon coach Darren Coleman came away from their 29-24 win over Eastwood on Saturday with the knowledge that the Highlanders can tough out a game and win.

On a day when the Highlanders secured the club championship (the first time a club has won this other than Sydney Uni in 16 years) and the Sir Roden Cutler Shield, Gordon came from 24-22 behind to grab an important victory on the eve of the finals.

Skipper Jordie Goddard was the one that scored the crucial try which was duly converted by Rodney Iona to give a five point break and the final scoreline.

Eastwood did have their chances throughout the afternoon and at the end but as their coach Ben Batger said it was an opportunity lost.