Shute Shield: The coaches have their say about all the action from Round 11

By MARK CASHMAN

Gordon have held on to top spot on the Shute Shield competition table int the wake of their 34-24 win over Sydney Uni in the highlight of Round 11 action on Saturday.

The Highlanders were down 19-3 after 25 minutes and looked down and out but managed to get themselves back in the game thanks to the leadership of Jordie Goddard and the wily skills of hooker Mahe Vailanu.

The loss sees Uni slip back to sixth spot on the ladder with games against Norths and the Two Blues to come before the playoffs.

Norths continued on their way with a 35-17 victory against Southern Districts that sees them three point clear of the third placed Randwick who have the bye this Saturday.

Easts defeated Penrith 56-19, West Harbour beat the Two Blues 50-15 and Randwick beat Manly 34-15 at a special Indigenous Day at Coogee Oval.

In Newcastle Warringah continued their late surge with a 50-15 victory over the Hunter Wildfires.