Shute Shield: Seventh Heaven For Highlanders As Emus Hit Reverse

by Paul Cook - Gordon have claimed their third win of the season in emphatic style, downing fellow strugglers Penrith, 47-20 at a muddy Chatswood Oval. The Emus’ first win of the season over Norths last weekend had relegated the Highlanders to the bottom of the ladder before kick-off and with Gordon having failed to score a point in their last match, it was the visitors who went in as slight favourites. However, a slow start from the home side went unpunished and as they gradually grew into the game, Penrith’s belief seemed to dwindle by contrast and they found themselves three tries down by the break. A yellow card and a penalty try before half-time didn’t help their cause but an early score after the restart from Gordon’s Jonno Broome meant they were always playing catch-up rugby from that point on and the High
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