Shute Shield: We’ve done the numbers on beaches derby and it’s a close one

By MARK CASHMAN

It’s one of the big derbies of the Shute Shield competition and it’s a game that is played with lots of lip and plenty of passion.

The Manly v Warringah showdown has attracted oodles of column inches and comment over recent times with the Rats very much in the driver’s seat over the past two and a half season.

You have to go back to May of 2018 for the last time that the Marlins got bragging rights in this one and interestingly it is the first time in recent memory that neither of the two combatants haven’t been inside the top six.

That won’t take anything away from the way that the two teams approach this encounter.

Let’s look at where this one is going to be won and lost.