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Norths v’s Manly Wrap Up
A tough day out for the Shoreman at Manly Oval for Round 7 of the Intrust Super Shute Shield.
The top of the table clash was always going to prove a litmus test coming up against the only other undefeated team of the 2017 season.
In front of a packed Manly Oval, the hosts got off to a strong started and jumped out to a 14 nil lead early on in the 1st stanza.
Northern Suburbs never lay down attitude clearly spurring them on to stay in the fight, through sheer weight of possession and patient ball control Connor Vest the lucky recipient for some close quarter combat to barge over for a try.
Follow a manly penalty goal, It was Norths showcasing the slick catch pass skills have shown why they’ve been one of the top teams of late. An early Try of Year contender, a Harry Burey flick pass found a flying Richie woolf before he looked infield and found Angus Sinclair touching down for 5 pointer.
On the stroke of Half time, a manly penalty extending their lead to 2 at the break following a norths yellow card.
The two early season favourites stayed separated by 2 points for a majority of the 2nd stanza, only to be edged out to 5 points following a further Manly penalty goal.
Northern Suburbs eventually falling to the hands of Manly 23 – 18, in front on a packed Manly Oval approximately 4,500 spectators a great display for club rugby.
A run of 19 consecutive Shute Shield wins a memory sure to be etched in every Norths supports mind for a long time to come yet.
However the show must go on! And we turn our attention to another mouth-watering clash with Randwick in round 8.
Ladies Day @ North Sydney Oval. Still some tickets available.
1st Grade – Norths 18 – Manly 23 Ladder Position – 2nd
2nd Grade – Norths 34 – Manly 41 Ladder Position – 7th
3rd Grade – Norths 20 – Manly 30 Ladder Positon – 6th
4th Grade – Norths 35 – Manly 10 Ladder Position – 4th ** Congratulations, Nick Marshall 100 Grade Games.
5th Grade – Norths 0 – Manly 10
1st Colts – Norths 8 – Manly 20 Ladder Position 6th
2nd Colts – Norths 26 – Manly 15 Ladder Position 2nd
3rd Colts – Norths 15 – Manly 12 Ladder Position 10th
Manly Match Photos. Thank you Clay Cross.