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Manly have managed to hold out a determined Panthers side to win 28-24 at Penrith Stadium today.
The Eagles ran away to an early lead of 14-0 after Luke Dorn stepped through some ordinary defence in 24th minute and things were looking grim for the Panthers outfit.
At half time it was 22-8 after Kafusi shook off an earlier knock to barge over next to the posts.
Manly scored again in the second half and extended their lead to 28-8 after 54 minutes.
But Penrith were far from beaten as they came back to score three tries. With 10 minutes to go, the score was 28-24.
The Eagles, however were able to hang on and score their 5th win of the year.
2:30PM, Sun 23 June 2002 Penrith Football Stadium Referee: T Mander
Penrith Panthers 24 (Tries: Hicks 2, Bell, Lewis, Sattler. Goals: Hicks 1/3, Gower 1/2) Northern Eagles 28 (Tries: Miles 2, Dorn, Kafusi, MacDougall. Goals: Williamson 4/6)