Shute Shield: Warringah not perfect but register vital win against West Harbour

By MARK CASHMAN Warringah, under pressure after a morale sapping loss to Gordon last weekend, weathered a patchy first half but got their act in some order when they defeated West Harbour 28-14 on Saturday. The Rats and the Pirates were locked at 7-all for much of the middle stages of the game but got some pay from the efforts of No.8 Mungo Mason at the contact areas and the wizards of Ben Marr a bit wider. Wests, who changed up their preparation substantially this week, in fact scored first and had the Warringah scrum under some pressure in the first 40 minutes. But some odd decisions at different times meant that scoring opportunities were missed and the search goes on for that elusive first victory of 2020. Warringah coach Mike Ruthven said it was pleasing to get a response from his team and the five points that they needed to pout some life into their campaign. “We again made life hard for ourselves and appear to be our own worst enemy at the moment,” Ruthven

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