Shute Shield Round 11: West Harbour & Manly strike late and upset top teams

West Harbour and Manly both claimed impressive wins in round 11, while Warringah, Gordon and Easts also posted victories.  We spoke to the coaches to get the inside word from the weekend’s matches.  Photo: JB Photograhy West Harbour 40-37 Northern Suburbs West Harbour flyhalf Tiaan Swanepoel kicked a drop goal after the full time siren to help his side claim a three point win over Norths after fighting back from 17 points down late in the match.  Norths looked to have the game wrapped up following tries to wingers Nuno Sausa Gudes and Nathan Russell but the Pirates refused to go away.  With their season close to being on the line, the home side scored three back to back tries to take an unlikely lead in the final minutes.  Angus Sinclair kicked a field goal to put Norths back in front, but Swanepoel returned the favour after the full time siren to seal a famous win at Concord.  “I want to say it was all part of the plan,” a very relieved West Harbour