Gritty Panthers sink sorry Eels

The Parramatta Eels yo-yo season has continued with the Penrith Panthers trouncing the home side 22-16 to sneak into the top eight.

The win keeps the Panthers top eight aspirations on track, as a win from the Eels would have seen Parramatta open up a three point break on their top eight rivals, instead they slide down to ninth, with the Panthers leap-frogging them into eighth spot.

The hot and cold Eels where never really in the match, the mood for the match being set from kick-off with Parramatta knocking on in their very first set of six.

From there, the Panthers took control, with Luke Lewis diving on a loose ball after a cross-field kick came off Jarryd Hayne