Men in black too good for Warriors

  • by legend
  • May 18 2008 3:47PM

Match Summary The Penrith Panthers have thrashed the New Zealand Warriors 46-22 at CUA Stadium this afternoon.

As a testimony to how bad the Warriors were, I started writing this report early in the second half believing they were finished but they even surprised with how meek their surrender was.

The Warriors had a very strong breeze at their back in the first half but failed to do anything substantial with the advantage and went to the break down 22-6.

The second half was more of the same and the Warriors made the Panthers look like world beaters with only Lance Hohaia and Simon Mannering providing any form of resistance against the home side.

The Panthers were good and looked very sharp at times but they still had some bad lapses in defence and that would be a worry for coach Matthew Elliott.

Frank Pritchard, Michael Jennings and Michael Gordon were outstanding for the Panthers, with all three players bagging a double and were well supported by Rhys Wesser, Luke Lewis and Trent Waterhouse.

Match Details Penrith Panthers 46 def New Zealand Warriors 22 Round 10 - May 18th, 2008 2:00pm Venue: CUA Stadium Referee: Tony De Las Heras Half time: Panthers 22-6 Crowd: 9,450

Penrith Panthers 46 Tries: Michael Gordon (2), Frank Pritchard (2), Luke Rooney, Michael Jennings (2), Trent Waterhouse Goals: Michael Gordon (7/9) New Zealand Warriors 22 Tries: Simon Mannering (2), Ian Henderson, Russell Packer Goals: Lance Hohaia (3/4)

LeagueUnlimited.com Player of the Match 3 Points: Frank Pritchard (Panthers) 2 Points: Michael Gordon (Panthers) 1 Point: Michael Jennings (Panthers)

LeagueUnlimited.com Match Summary 1 min: We are underway in Penrith!

4 min: PENALTY GOAL Penrith Panthers Penrith are on the board through a penalty goal to Michael Gordon. Penrith Panthers 2-0

9 min: Warriors pulled down just short of the line and Simon Mannering has lost the ball on the last tackle.

12 min: The Warriors blow a great scoring chance by dropping the ball on the Panthers line.

15 min: TRY Penrith Panthers The Panthers have scored the opening try through Michael Gordon and now move out to a comfortable eight point lead. Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon successful. Penrith Panthers 8-0

19 min: TRY Penrith Panthers The Panthers are in again and the Warriors are really struggling now and with a large breeze at their back, the Warriors should have been doing more with the ball. Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon successful. Penrith Panthers 14-0

26 min: TRY Penrith Panthers The Panthers have run the ball on the last tackle and the end result is a great try to Luke Rooney in the corner and the Warriors are shot ducks. Nothing in attack and even less in defence. Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon unsuccessful. Penrith Panthers 18-0

31 min: The Panthers are making easy metres in their own half and the Warriors look worn out at the moment and will be lucky not to concede another try before half time.

35 min: TRY New Zealand Warriors The Warriors have opened their account with a good try to Simon Mannering off a clever dummy half tick. Might be signs of a pulse for the Warriors. Conversion attempt by Lance Hohaia successful. Penrith Panthers 18-6

37 min: The Warriors very unlucky not to score again before half time and they have definitely lifted a gear over a tiring Panthers side just before half time.

39 min: TRY Penrith Panthers The Panthers have scored on a counter attacking play through Michael Jennings and that try, just before the break may be the straw that broke the camels back. Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon unsuccessful. Penrith Panthers 22-6

41 min: We are underway in the second half!

44 min: TRY Penrith Panthers The Panthers are in again thrugh Frank Pritchard, who has been the best player onthe field by far but looks to have sustained a leg injury in the process of scoring. The Warriors are gone in this one! Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon successful. Penrith Panthers 28-6

50 min: TRY Penrith Panthers The Panthers are in again and it's now getting embarrassing for the Warrior, they have simply given up. Michael Gordon gets a double for the Panthers. Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon successful. Penrith Panthers 34-6

54 min: TRY Penrith Panthers The rout is well and truly on now with Trent Waterhouse getting in on the act with a soft solo try. The Warriors defence has been paper this this afternoon. Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon successful. Penrith Panthers 40-6

57 min: TRY New Zealand Warriors The Warriors have hit double figures through Simon Mannering, one of the only players to have a dig for the Warriors this afternoon. Conversion attempt by Lance Hohaia successful. Penrith Panthers 40-12

65 min: The Warriors have had repeat sets of six on the Panthers line and are stil yet to capitalise.

66 min: Possible try to the Warriors...

66 min: TRY New Zealand Warriors The Warriors have scored through Ian Henderson but it's too little, too late for the Warriors this afternoon. Conversion attempt by Lance Hohaia unsuccessful. Penrith Panthers 40-16

73 min: TRY Penrith Panthers The Panthers are in again through Michael Jennings and he too gets himself a double. The men in black could reach 50 at this rate. Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon successful. Penrith Panthers 46-16

78 min: TRY New Zealand Warriors The Warriors have gone in again through young forward Russell Packer and in a high scoring game, the Warriors held their own in the second half. Conversion attempt by Lance Hohaia successful. Penrith Panthers 46-22

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