Shute Shield: Wicks Caught On the Rebound As Manly Fire Up

by Paul Cook - Any concerns that last week's loss to Eastern Suburbs was the start of a downturn in Manly's fortunes have quickly been put to bed, the Marlins bouncing back in style to rack up eight tries in a ruthless 48-0 defeat of Randwick at Manly Oval yesterday. Reeling from that shock reversal at Woollahra last Saturday, the table-toppers returned to their physically imposing best as they blasted away Randwick's resistance in a clinical performance that is also the first time since 1958 that they have held the Galloping Greens to nil. Four tries from Alex Northam helped them on their way, the pacy winger getting his side off to an early lead with his first before he went on to plunder three more in the closing quarter as a bruised and under strength Wicks
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