Shute Shield Rd 1: New Look Shoremen Start With A Bang

by Paul Cook - The battle of two of the Shute Shield’s new look teams went the way of the visitors at Concord Oval yesterday, as Northern Suburbs blew away the pre-season cobwebs in some style, downing West Harbour 32-7 to open their 2015 account with a bonus point victory. It’s only round one so let’s not get carried away just yet, but as a statement of intent going forward, this was a pretty impressive way to open the new year from the Shoremen. The Pirates on the other hand, will need to regroup and go again next week after a performance that simply never got going. A 10 minute period either side of the break proved pivotal, Norths turning a narrow 3pt advantage into a dominant 27-0 lead with three tries as Wests began to fall off tackles. The home side rallied though, and off the back off a scrum that improved with every en
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