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Fulltime score: Round 6 STORM 14 v EELS 26
The Eels scored again through Eric Grothe before the Storm struck back with tries to Matt King and Matt Orford, who was playing his 100th game at the Melbourne club.
But on the stroke of half time, the Eels scored through Matt Petersen and at the break, the visitors held an 18-10 lead.
In the 44th minute, Queensland sensation Greg Inglis scored in the right corner and at 18-14, the match was up for grabs.
But the Parramatta side held firm, scoring again to post a well deserved 26-14 victory.
Scorers: STORM 14 Tries: King, Orford, Inglis Goals: Orford 0/1, Smith 1/2 EELS 26 Tries: Perenara, Grothe, Petersen, Morrison Goals: Burt 5/6
Olympic Park Melbourne Referee: Tim Mander
By the clock: 14 degrees in Melbourne and the players are on the field. Team changes of note: The Storm have brought Norths Devils (QRL) recruit Greg Inglis onto the wing while Ashley Graham and Paul Stringer (who is suffering from a virus) have pulled out for the Eels.
0 min: The Storm kick off and we're underway!
10 min: Still 0-0 with early possession slightly favouring the Storm.
17 min: TRY - Eels. Forward Henry Perenara scores after busting through some soft defence. Conversion Luke Burt. Eels 6-0
20 min: TRY - Eels Eric Grothe crashes over. Parra now over-powering Melbourne just wide of the ruck. Conversion successful. Eels 12-0
27 min : TRY - Storm. Matt King scores out wide. Conversion Matt Orford unsuccessful. Eels 12-4
37 min: TRY - Storm. Matt Orford scores. Conversion Cameron Smith successful. Eels 12-10
40 min: TRY - Eels Just when the Storm were looking the goods, Matt Petersen scores to put the Eels back in the driver's seat. Follows an error from Storm's Ryan Hoffman. Beaut sideline conversion from Burt. Eels 18-10
HALF TIME: Eels 18-10 In the engine room, Dallas Johnson is a standout for Melbourne while for the Eels, Nathan Cayless and Glenn Morrison are working up a storm. :)
Second half underway...
44 min: TRY - Storm. QRL sensation Greg Inglis scores. Conversion unsuccessful. Eels 18-14
50 min: PENALTY GOAL - Eels Luke Burt on target. Eels 20-14
54 min: TRY - Eels Try to Glenn Morrison. Conversion attempt from Burt goes wide. Eels 24-14
57 min: PENALTY GOAL - Eels Eels 26-14
70 min: Eels enjoying more possession and field position now and have the runs on the board. Melbourne trying hard but it will take something special to get out of this.
75 min: Still 26-14 to the Parramatta side. The Eels are home now.
----------------------------------------- Leagueunlimited.com players of the match: 3 - N Cayless (Eels) 2 - N Hindmarsh (Eels) 1 - G Morrison (Eels) -----------------------------------------