Shute Shield: Northern Suburbs rattle home late to start season with a win

A winning dressing room is always a nice place to visit after a game but there was a certain edge to the Northern Suburbs rooms after their 32-3 win over West Harbour on Saturday.

You see it’s been more than a year since the Norths’ victory song has been sung and to take a line from that ditty “they were making a lot noise”

Norths scored four tries to nil against Wests and secured a very handy early season bonus point to lie in second spot on the competition table after the weekend, but all concerned knew that the scoreline didn’t reflect what had gone on in the preceding 80 minutes.

Wests selected a huge pack of forwards and much of the first half was dotted with good carries from the home side and resolve in defence from the visitors.