Shute Shield: Eastwood Humbled By Free Running Beasts

by Paul Cook - Table topping Eastwood have suffered a surprise loss at home to a determined but very attack minded Eastern Suburbs outfit, going down 28-25 in a nail biting finish at TG Millner Field. The Woodies came into the contest on the back of six straight wins and an average of almost 41pts per match but they found the visitors defence a tough nut to crack as the Beasts won only their fourth game of the year to sneak back into the all important top eight. Tries from Anton La Vin, Henry Hudson and Will Fay had opened up a healthy half-time lead for Easts as they unsettled their opponents with a fierce approach at the breakdown and no little intent out wide but a second half fightback from Eastwood looked like it might bring home the points. However, Easts’ defence held firm and a last minute penalty miss from Ben Batger, who
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