FULL TIME - Manly take one big step away from the wooden spoon with a 18-6 win. Full wrap to come. Thanks for joining me!
Daly Cherry-Evans pulled up for a forward pass but it won't mean much. Bulldogs pack the scrum on their own 20. 34 seconds to go.
Canterbury shift it left but that will be the game with Brad Parker taking Josh Morris into touch on halfway.
A big run by Moses Suli and Manly are 30 out on the fourth. Tom Trbojevic drills it over the touchline but it's gone out on the full.
Oh dear... Fa'amanu Brown takes them on on the last and is tackled as the Canterbury players all throw their hands up in the air.
Big chance here for the Bulldogs. Shaun Lane with an error taking the ball up and Canterbury have a full set of six 40 out from the Manly line.
Just clinical from Daly Cherry-Evans, finding touch five short of the Canterbury line.
Brilliant from the Dogs! Kerrod Holland goes short to Reimis Smith with nothing going on but the winger streams down the touchline and is pulled up 20 out. They throw it around on the fourth play and William Hopoate is tackled 10 metres out from the Manly line. David Klemmer is forced to put in a kick on the last and Manly have it back.
A whole lot of post-contact metres for Addin Fonua-blake and Manly are just 10 out now on the fourth tackle. Daly Cherry-Evans sends it high on the last for Brad Parker who takes it and links inside with Dylan Walker who then gives it back to the winger. He rushes a grubber but Canterbury have it back.
Kerrod Holland goes over out wide but the Bunker rules that the centre has dropped the ball.
Rhyse Martin has it back off the short restart!
Cherry-Evans gives Manly a 12-point buffer.
Daly Cherry-Evans goes left to Brian Kelly who surges over a number of defenders but he is just held up over the line. Manly switch it right now and back inside for Moses Suli who is pulled up 10 out. Cherry-Evans goes short to Addin Fonua-blake and he crashes over! The Dogs defended bravely but that may just be the game!
Manly going far too sideways at the moment but they get another crack at the Canterbury line after Dylan Walker forces another dropout.
Daly Cherry-Evans grubbers through on the last, it hits the posts but William Hopoate is there to take it before being dragged back in goal. Bulldogs hanging on bravely.
Daly Cherry-Evans goes short to Frank Winterstein who looks certain to score but a great legs tackle by Matt Frawley denies him. A shocking ball out of dummy-half on the last is dived on by Kerrod Holland but he fumbles it. More pressure for Canterbury.
Dylan Walker with an early kick on the third play but Brett Morris is back to retrieve it and link with William Hopoate. David Klemmer with an awful ball and Walker has it. Canterbury just way too ill-disciplined in the second half.
Canterbury's halves pairing showing their inexperience at the moment. Jeremy Marshall-King looks for the sideline but sends it out on the full. Manly begin their set on their own 30.
Jorge Taufua and Tom Trbojevic with the opening runs before Martin Taupau, who is back on, surges up to the 30. Addin Fonua-blake then takes it up over the 40. A quick play the ball and a terrible pass by Trent Hodkinson is cleaned up by Jake Trbojevic. Daly Cherry-Evans slows things down and finds touch 10 out.
Jeremy Marshall-King puts it up in the air on the last and Reimis Smith flies above to take it but he is swamped by Manly defenders.
Big break for the Bulldogs. Brian Kelly looks right and comes up with a mistake. Canterbury with the ball back.
Manly with all the momentum - they nab a relieving penalty and are 40 out. Canterbury on the ropes.
Hodkinson hits the post!
An error from Canterbury and the home side strike off the scrum! Brian Kelly with a lovely offload for Tom who crashes over!
Trent Hodkinson goes short to Tom Trbojevic who looks certain to score but Greg Eastwood miraculously stops him! Daly Cherry-Evans goes high on the last and Brad Parker steams onto it but knocks it into Brett Morris.
Shaun Lane and Kelepi Tanginoa with the opening runs after points. They spread it left straight away and Brian Kelly is pulled up just short of halfway. Much better here from Manly and they pick up a penalty!
Hodkinson shaves the posts.
Trbojevic surges through off a short ball from Daly Cherry-Evans and a simple miss from Kerrod Holland sees him go over out wide!
Kerrod Holland grubbers it ahead on the last and Tom Trbojevic is trapped 10 out from his own line. Jorge Taufua and Brad Parker help out their big men with solid runs before Shaun Lane surges up past the 40. They now spread it left from Daly Cherry-Evans to Tom Trbojevic. The fullback finds Brian Kelly in support and Manly are 30 out. DCE kicks ahead, it rebounds off Kerrod Holland's legs and William Hopoate bats it dead.
A cheeky grubber put through on the last and Tom Trbojevic has it and this looks a certain try but it's pulled back with Trent Hodkinson ruled offside.
Trent Hodkinson back on.
Danny Fualalo with the first run of the second half before Greg Eastwood works it over the 30. Josh Jackson then surges up towards the 40. Aiden Tolman, who has been massive tonight, puts his hand up for another run. The Dogs are in the Manly half on the last. Jeremy Marshall-King goes high but Jorge Taufua has it.
HALF TIME - Bulldogs lead Manly 6-4.
Jeremy Marshall-King sends it high with 30 seconds left but Brad Parker flies above to take it and that'll be half time.
Canterbury chip it on the last and Brett Morris bats it back but Jorge Taufua has it and Manly work it out from their own end. Daly Cherry-Evans clears it on the last from within his own half and William Hopoate brings it up to the 30.
A controlled set from Manly after points and Dylan Walker finds touch 10 out from the Canterbury line.
DCE has his second of the night.
Daly Cherry-Evans will shoot for two.
Dylan Walker grubbers infield on the last but William Hopoate has it. Bulldogs working it out from deep within their own end. A strong run by Aiden Tolman but he offloads it straight to Manly. They nab a penalty 15 out.
Canterbury spread it right on the last but Kerrod Holland's grubber trickles dead.
Hodkinson binned for interfering in a quick tap.
Kelepi Tanginoa with an error bringing it up and Canterbury regain possession.
They can't make anything of it though with Danny Fualalo wrapped up on the last play, 20 out from the Manly line.
David Klemmer looks Canterbury's best so far and he barges up over halfway. Nothing comes from it though with Manly regaining the ball off the bomb on the last. The Sea Eagles are making strong metres in this set though with Jake Trbojevic tackled 30 out on the fourth. Dylan Walker sends it high on the last and William Hopoate flies above to take it. Penalty Bulldogs for offside.
Bulldogs 30 out on the last. Matt Frawley goes high but Brad Parker has it. Tom Trbojevic with the first run of the set before Dylan Walker picks up 10 metres out of dummy-half. Shaun Lane with a surging run and Manly are on halfway on the last. Walker kicks and William Hopoate is trapped on his own 10.
A promising set ends in poor fashion for the Bulldogs - Matt Frawley stops and grubbers but Manase Fainu plays at it and regains possession. Manly working it out from their own end with Joel Thompson taken on his own 40 on the fourth. Daly Cherry-Evans sends it far and William Hopoate has it.
David Klemmer picks up a penalty and Canterbury begin their set on halfway.
Martin sneaks it in.
David Klemmer with the first run before Adam Elliot goes short to Matt Frawley who is pulled up 10 out. Klemmer with his second run and he is just two short of the line. Out of dummy-half - Michael Lichaa goes inside to Reimis Smith who barges over. Brilliant!
Adam Elliot draws a relieving penalty from Manase Fainu and Canterbury find touch 40 out from the Manly line.
A controlled end to a conservative set from Manly sees Daly Cherry-Evans find touch 10 out from the Canterbury line.
Adam Elliot takes it up on the last and Canterbury may have an overlap here but his pass spills forward. Handover.
Michael Lichaa goes short to Aiden Tolman who surges through the middle and offloads back inside for Reimis Smith who is pulled up 20 out. Matt Frawley kicks ahead and Tom Trbojevic is trapped in goal.
Canterbury spin it right and Kerrod Holland grubbers ahead but Tom Trbojevic is back to take it. Adam Elliot smacks Brad Parker in a strong tackle before Moses Suli works it up over the 40. Manly are flat here and Daly Cherry-Evans goes long on the last but William Hopoate is there to take it and bring the ball back towards the 20.
Jake Trbojevic and Martin Taupau with the first runs before Joel Thompson slices through before being taken on the 40. Manly now spread it right from Tom Trbojevic to Moses Suli who turns it inside to Brad Parker and he is wrapped up 30 out. They run it on the right edge again on the last but Dylan Walker is taken and it's a handover.
Canterbury throwing it around on the last but Josh Jackson's pass on the inside to William Hopoate is ruled forward.
Addin Fonua-blake penalised early for a high shot on Josh Jackson. Canterbury with an easy passage out of their own end.
Addin Fonua-blake with the first charge off the restart before Martin Taupau works it up to the 30. They quickly spread it left and Tom Trbojevic is pulled up just short of halfway before his brother takes it into the Canterbury half. They are 30 out on the last. Daly Cherry-Evans goes high and William Hopoate takes it.
Cherry-Evans slots it.
Shaun Lane takes it up to the 10-metre mark and earns a penalty. Daly Cherry-Evans will shoot for two.
Penalty and David Klemmer brings it up over the 40. Adam Elliot with a strong run into the Manly half before Aiden Tolman strolls up to the 30. The Dogs spread it right and Kerrod Holland is taken 20 out. Matt Frawley goes short to Rhyse Martin who drops it and now Dylan Walker draws a penalty.
Brad Parker with the next charge before Jorge Taufua carts it up over halfway. Manase Fainu then goes short to Joel Thompson who is taken 30 out. Martin Taupau offloads for Tom Trbojevic and Manly have space on the right edge and it's a simple draw and pass for Moses Suli who strolls over! The Bunker will overturn it with Trbojevic ruled to have intentionally tapped the ball forward over David Klemmer's head before regaining it.
Both the Morris brothers help out their big men with solid runs but Manly standing up in defence so far. Aiden Tolman works it up towards the 40 and on the last Matt Frawley clears it for Tom Trbojevic who brings the ball up to his own 40.
Addin Fonua-blake and Martin Taupau with the first runs before Shaun Lane surges up towards the 20. Manase Fainu works it up over the 40 before Jake Trbojevic takes it up over halfway. The kick on the last by Dylan Walker traps William Hopoate five out from his own line.
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Chris Sutton, Tim Roby
Touch Judges: Nick Morel, Todd Smith
Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Bryan Norrie
MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (18)
Tries: Tom Trbojevic (2), Addin Fonua-blake
Conversions: Daly Cherry-Evans (1/1), Trent Hodkinson (0/2)
Penalty Goals: Daly Cherry-Evans (2/2)
CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (6)
Tries: Reimis Smith
Conversions: Rhyse Martin (1/1)