The Wash-Up: Round 18 – Northern Suburbs v Manly

by Paul Cook - ********************************************** Northern Suburbs 24 (Lochie Creagh, Sam Kitchen, Angus Sinclair tries; Angus Sinclair 3 cons, pen) defeated Manly 23 (Sam Lane, Richard Hooper, Nicholas Holton tries; Sam Lane con, 2 pens) ********************************************** After opening up an early 14-0 lead, including a try inside 13 seconds straight from the kick-off, the Shoremen looked set fair to make easy work of a Manly side in the last chance saloon. But a couple of missed kicks from flyhalf Angus Sinclair came back to bite Norths in the second half when the Marlins found the form of last year to plunder a quick-fire double and keep themselves in a top six spot. But with the siren having already sounded, the home side showed terrific patience and discipline to keep ball in hand, probe for a weakness and strike the decisive blow, Sinclair redeeming himself in some style with the crucial try and match-winning conversion to earn his side a home qualifying f
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