Eels push the Storm at home...

The Parramatta Eels have come excruciatingly close to upsetting competition leaders the Melbourne Storm, going down 14-10 at Olympic Park.

Around 12,000 people were treated to an absorbing clash of football devoid of the much-talked about grapple tackles which were played out in the media throughout the week. The match was held under greasy conditions which led to some handling errors late in the game.

Cameron Smith got the home team off to a good start when he barged over from dummy half after six minutes to score a fairly soft try. He added the extras and pushed the lead out to 6 before the Eels hit back in the 22nd.

After finally gaining some possession and field position, the Eels spread the ball wide and made scoring look easy, with winger Eric Grothe planting the ball in the corner. Young gun Krisnan Inu couldn