Manly Sea Eagles have continued their impressive start to 2007 by posting their third win over the Sydney Roosters this afternoon, running out 30-8 victors in an 80-minuite struggle.
The first half of football was a grinding effort from both clubs with Manly finally opening the scoring in the 24th minute through flashy fullback Brett Stewart, who combined well with stand-in halfback Michael Monaghan.
The game developed into more of a contest towards the end of the half with the Roosters scoring their first try thanks to a Manly mistake with Mitch Aubusson cleaning up and dashing away 30 metres out.
With the scores locked at 6-all at the break, both sides attempted to gain control of the match early in the second half, but it was the Roosters who secured the lead thanks to a penalty goal from Craig Fitzgibbon. But they were the last points scored by the Tri-Colours for the rest of the afternoon, with Manly putting on four unanswered tries to waltz home.
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