Shute Shield: Late Surge Sees Rats Hold Off West Harbour

by Brendan Bradford - Doubles to Warringah centre Michael Adams and fullback Dave Feltscheer have helped the Rats to a Round One, 39-18 win over West Harbour at Rat Park. The home-side led 12-8 after a cagey opening 40 and the match was still in the balance at 24-18 with less than a quarter of an hour to play. That score-line was probably a fairer reflection of the game but late five-pointers to Josh Holmes and Feltscheer shot the margin out to its 21-point conclusion. “It was one of those games that really broke open at the end with some boys getting tired,” said Warringah captain Luke Holmes. “We had the legs to finish it off and it’s a good way to start the season. We usually have a little trouble against West Harbour, they like to move the ball around, but I think we play a pretty similar style and
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