Shute Shield: Marlins boss reckons it’s time that they beat Rats in the derby

By MARK CASHMAN

In Harley we trust - that’s the attitude of Manly coach Matt McGoldrick as he gets ready to throw himself once again into the great northern beaches derby against Warringah on Saturday.

The Marlins haven’t won a derby game against the Rats since May of 2018 and the feeling at the Village Green has an “It’s Time” vibe about it.

I’m not sure if we could say it’s Gough Whitlam and the 1972 Federal election all over again, but as they say in rugby the longer you go the closer you are to a breakthrough.

McGoldrick has been impressed with the way that his mid season recruit Harley Attwater has handled the way that he has come to the Marlins.