Shute Shield Previews: Heavyweights Eye High Finishes as Season Wears On

by Brendan Bradford – Northern Suburbs v Sydney University at North Sydney Oval Saturday, 21 June 1:00pm It was a familiar story for Norths coach Scott Fava last weekend against Eastwood. A slow start punctuated by a couple of instances of weak defence saw the Shoremen trail 18-0 early in the first half. A mid-game fight-back narrowed the gap to 32-26 just after halftime, but a clinical Eastwood outfit got the job done with a three-try spurt in the final quarter. “Once again, we let a side get too many points at the start and had to try chasing it down,” Fava said. “We came back into it for a while and the boys were looking good, but some of the tries Eastwood scored were soft. They weren’t doing anything really special, just running hard lines and we couldn’t stop them. And up front they set up a nice drivin
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