Shute Shield Round 13: Gordon desperate to stay in finals frame as tough run home looms

By Matt Findlay; Photo: Andrew Quinn With Gordon’s woeful 2018 campaign in mind it’s hardly a surprise to hear Darren Coleman say he’s over the moon his Highlanders have clawed into the Shute Shield’s top six. The job’s not done though, far from it. Although he’s stoked with his side’s resurgence there’s still six rounds remaining in the regular season and Gordon’s coach wants to at least stay in the finals frame, or ideally climb even higher on the standings. “At the start of the year if you’d given me the chance to be in play-off contention with six rounds to go, I’d have definitely taken it,” Coleman said. “We probably need to win at least four of those six games left and there’s no gimmes in that, so for us it’s just trying to continue to improve. “I’d like to think the two-point win over Randwick in our last game was a turning point for us in terms of finding that ability to win those close games, before that we’d lost five g