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By the Clock, it went like this:Penrith win the toss. Canberra to kick-off.
3 min: Video referee called in for decision on shepherd. Schifcofske awarded try under the posts. 4-0 Canberra
4 min: 6-0 Canberra. Clinton Schifcofske converts from in front.
10 min: Simon Woolford limps from the field.
12 min: 6-2 Canberra. Preston Campbell takes two points from in front via a penalty to the Panthers.
13 min: Woolford injury diagnosed as a corked thigh.
14 min: 6-6. Ben Ross scores next to the uprights after a sensational break from Scott Sattler. Some quick hands and good back up results in a great Panthers try.
15 min: 8-6 Penrith. Campbell converts easily.
17 min: Reuben Wiki placed on report for a high shot.
18 min: 12-6 Penrith. Rhys Wesser charges over 10 metres from the sideline after consistent pressure on the Canberra try line.
20 min: 14-6 Penrith. Campbell converts with a well-judged kick.
22 min: Priddis held-up over the line. Scrum to Penrith 10m out from the Canberra line.
23 min: Raiders held in goal after sustained attack from Panthers.
26 min: Video referee called in to adjudicate over a Rhys Wesser try with a hint of a shepherd. Seems to be the flavour of the night. Try awarded about 5m in from the sideline. Some great footwork by Wesser from broken play results in an opportunistic try. 18-6 Penrith.
27 min: Campbell hits the post with his attempt and waved away. 18-6 Penrith.
28 min: Canberra kick-off fails to go 10m, penalty to Penrith.
34 min: Preston Campbell misses with a moderately difficult attempt. 22-6 Penrith.
39 min: 22-12 Penrith. Schifcofske adds the extras.
40min: HALF TIME Penalties to the Panthers 5-0
42 min: 26-12 Penrith. Gower goes in from first receiver with a determined run.
43 min: Campbell kicks the goal for a 28-12 lead.
46 min: 28-16 Penrith. Video referee called in for a Phil Graham chance on the wing. After a grubber through Graham chases with enormous pace and scores 2m in from the sideline. Sensational individual try.
48 min: Schifcofske misses a difficult attempt. 28-16 Penrith.
49 min: 28-20 Penrith. McClinden scores after a great break from halfback Brad Drew. The Raiders mounting a comeback.
50 min: Schifcofske adds the extras. Penrith 28-22
56 min: Penrith 28-26. Wiki scores out wide after some poor defence from the Panthers.
57 min: Schifcofske converts. 28-all. This game suddenly takes on a new shape.
66 min: Canberra 32-28. Terry Martin scores after a decision from the video referee. A Schifcofske break leads to a series of passes down the left flank resulting in a game breaking try to the Raiders.
67 min: Schifcofske makes no mistake. Canberra 34-28.
79 min: Canberra 38-28. Jamaal Lolesi scores in the left corner after a handling error from the Panthers. The game has been decided.
80 min: Schifcofske makes no mistake with a difficult conversion.