Reece Robinson put the Raiders on the front foot quickly as he scored the quickest try of the 2014 season posting points after just 34 seconds. The Raiders led early, 6-0.
The tide turned as the visiting Panthers hit back with three consecutive tries through David Simmons (5th minute), Josh Mansour (16th minute) and Matt Moylan (20th minute). However, Jamie Soward's kicking radar was misguided as he slot just 1/3 attempts. Midway through the opening half, the Panthers held a 14-6 lead.
Reece Robinson grabbed his second try with some crafty footwork as he surged over in the white line to close the gap to 2 points, Panthers 14-12.
Anthony Milford sparked the Raiders attack as he provided a brilliant inside flick pass to see Jarrod Croker capture the lead for the home side. The Raiders took a 16-14 lead into the sheds after 40 minutes.
The Panthers fired early in the second half to mount a raid on the Canberra try line posting two tries inside the first 10 minutes of the new half. James Segeyaro (46th minute) stole points from acting half and David Simmons (51st minute) finished off a set back line movement featuring Peter Wallace, Dean Whare and Matt Moylan.
The Raiders unable to fight back after leading at half time as the Panthers held out to win 26-20.
Next week the Canberra welcome the travelling North Queensland Cowboys at GIO Stadium, meanwhile the Panthers take a week off through a bye.
Canberra Raiders 20 Penrith Panthers 26
Venue: GIO Stadium
Halftime Score: Canberra Raiders 16 Penrith Panthers 14
LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Peter Wallace
2 points - David Simmons
1 point - Anthony Milford
LeagueUnlimited.com Live Commentary
LATE MAIL: Raiders - One change for Canberra, Sami Sauiluma replaces Moses Pangai in the starting side wearing jersey 21.
LATE MAIL: Panthers - Penrith are unchanged and will take the field 1-17 this afternoon in Canberra
Welcome to LeagueUnlimited's LIVE coverage from Canberra as the Raiders host the Panthers in Sunday afternoon footy as we look to wrap up Women in League wrap.
1: TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Reece Robinson. Kick to come.
The Raiders have done something incredible, they post first points on the board after just 34 seconds as Jack Wighton cracked the Panthers defence and linked with Reece Robinson who bolted 50 metres to score.
4: UNFORCED ERROR CANBERRA RAIDERS
Terry Campese makes an unforced error.
Terry Campese looking to wrap up Peter Wallace from the scrum, his hands get to the ball and it's knocked down. Scrum for the Panthers 40 metres out from the Raiders line.
5: TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by David Simmons. Kick to come.
David Simmons crosses over in the eastern corner of GIO Stadium as Dean Whare provides the pass from the shift off Peter Wallace. Panthers hit back with a good four-pointer
6: UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS
Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward unsuccessful.
Jamie Soward from the eastern sideline is unable to slot the extras and the score remains two the difference
8: UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS
Matt Moylan makes an unforced error.
Matt Moylan returning the ball off the bomb kick from Terry Campese knocks on and it's a scrum feed for the Raiders 20 metres out from the Panthers try line.
11: UNFORCED ERROR CANBERRA RAIDERS
Reece Robinson makes an unforced error.
Reece Robinson unable to come up with a floating pass as the Raiders shifted to the right. Panthers with a scrum feed deep in their own half.
12: Josh McCrone penalised for holding down in the ruck. First penalty of the game awarded to the Panthers, Soward finds the sideline and attacks 30 metres out from the Raiders try line.
16: TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by Josh Mansour. Kick to come.
Josh Mansour takes a brilliant cross field kick on 2nd tackle, Mansour goes over untouched as Reece Robinson stood in field. A simple defensive error on the Raiders part and it's captailised on by the Panthers
16: SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS
Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward successful.
Jamie Soward with the conversion attempt, 20 metres out from touch, 25 metres in from the sideline is successful with the kick
19: Terry Campese completes the Raiders set with a long driving kick, 20 metre tap for the Panthers with the zero tackle.
19: Penalty to the Panthers, hand on the ball in the ruck is the call. Jamie Soward finds the sideline which gets the Panthers attack 20 metres out from the try line
20: TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by Matt Moylan. Kick to come.
Matt Moylan gets GREEN LIGHTS as he took a brilliant inside short pass from Jamie Soward as he charged back on the angle of the shifting defence.
22: Jamie Soward looks for a 40/20, but it's fired off the boot out on the full. The kick gives the Raiders possession 40 metres out from the Panthers try line.
24: UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS
Peter Wallace makes an unforced error.
Anthony Milford looking for a linking play as he cleaned up a messy offload himself, however, Peter Wallace knocked down the pass. Raiders scrum feed 20 metres out
26: SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANBERRA RAIDERS
Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.
Jarrod Croker from the western sideline of GIO Stadium closes the gap to 2 points with a successful conversion
27: Raiders get a penalty for the Panthers defence racing up and being offside. Campese kick ahead and attack 20 metres out
28: Back to back penalties for the Raiders, count is 2-all now as the Raiders attack on the Panthers try line.
28: TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Jarrod Croker. Kick to come.
Jarrod Croker dances his way over the try line as Anthony Milford provided a beautiful flick pass out the back. Panthers defence unable to contain the shifting atack
30: UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANBERRA RAIDERS
Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker unsuccessful.
Jarrod Croker hooks the conversion to the left of the posts in what seemed a simple position. He is limping after the try so a bit of concern for Croker's leg
34: Matt Robinson has gone off for the Panthers with possible concussion.
36: Controlling kick from the Panthers off the boot off Peter Wallace. Scrum feed for the Raiders deep in their own half
37: UNFORCED ERROR CANBERRA RAIDERS
Jarrad Kennedy makes an unforced error.
Jarrad Kennedy looking for an offload away is unable to link with a fellow player. Scrum for the Panthers 5 metres inside the half way line
40: HALF TIME at GIO Stadium in Canberra sees the home team, the Raiders hold a 2 point lead over the visiting Canberra Raiders
40: Second half about to get underway in Canberra as the teams return from their sprays in the sheds from their respective coaches.
40: The Raiders kick off to get the second forty minutes underway
41: ZERO TACKLE called for the Raiders, Sami Sauiluma knocked on but the play allowed to continue as the Panthers got mixed up in the play. Raiders attack 10 metres out
42: Penalty on the try line for the Raiders, hands all over the ball in the ruck. Canberra attack 10 metres out with a full set
45: ZERO TACKLE for the Panthers, Adam Docker had the ball ripped out of his hands one on one at the mouth of the posts. That play followed a brilliant run from James Segeyaro, however he was wrapped up 20 metres out. The Panthers now with a full set attack inside the Raiders red zone.
46: TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by James Segeyaro. Kick to come.
James Segeyaro sneaks under the Raiders defenced from acting half following a surge to the posts by Josh Mansour as he broke free of a tackle.
49: UNFORCED ERROR CANBERRA RAIDERS
Shaun Fensom makes an unforced error.
Shaun Fensom unable to take a quick play of the ball and fumbles the ball at the ruck. Scrum for the Panthers 10 metres short of the half way line.
50: ZERO TACKLE for the Panthers, Adam Docker had the ball ripped out again and the Panthers charge 10 metres out
51: TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by David Simmons. Kick to come.
David Simmons finishes off a quick shift to the right as the Panthers passed to the right through Peter Wallace, Dean Whare and Matt Moylan
51: SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS
Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward successful.
Jamie Soward with the conversion attempt from the western sideline slots the goal to extend the lead for the visitors
54: Jarrod Kennedy threw a pass back inside before going over the sideline and it's ruled a scrum to the Raiders. Harsh call again as the Panthers ruled to have knocked on despite not playing at the ball.
56: After continued time off we have a penalty to the Raiders against James Segeyaro for using a forearm to the head of David Shillington in the ruck. He is on report as a result. Canberra attack from a quick tap 10 metres out
60: UNFORCED ERROR CANBERRA RAIDERS
Jarrod Croker makes an unforced error.
Jarrod Croker ruled to have knocked on as he attempted to take an offload from Joel Edwards. Panthers with possession from a scrum feed 20 metres off their own line.
61: Sami Sauiluma watches the ball bounce off the kick and it's a 20 metre tap for the Raiders
62: UNFORCED ERROR CANBERRA RAIDERS
Jack Wighton makes an unforced error.
Jack Wighton spills the pass from Josh McCrone and the Raiders points go begging as the shifted to the short left side. Panthers scrum feed 10 metres off their own line.
63: Jamie Soward aims for the sideline with a last tackle kick, scrum for the Raiders deep in their own half
65: Brent Kite draws a penalty as Brett White was ruled to have stripped the ball free. Soward finds the sideline through the free kick to start the Panthers new set 30 metres out from the Raiders try line.
67: UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS
Tyrone Peachey makes an unforced error.
Tyrone Peachey makes a meal of a short pass on the eastern side of GIO Stadium, scrum for the Raiders 10 metres off their own line.
68: Matt Moylan forced to play at the grubber from Glen Buttriss and it's a line drop out for the Panthers. Repeat set coming up for the green machine as they trail by 10 points heading into the final 10 minutes.
70: UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS
Jamal Idris makes an unforced error.
Jamal Idris with a great take of the kick from Campese on the last tackle but then unable to hold it as he looked to step away from the defence. ZERO TACKLE for the Raiders 10 metres out
70: Penalty to the Raiders as the attacker was taken out without the ball. Raiders attack 10 metres out
71: TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Anthony Milford. Kick to come.
Anthony Milford is awarded his try by the video referee as he danced towards the corner post, Soward unable to force him over the sideline. Grounding was okay and it's four-points
71: UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANBERRA RAIDERS
Conversion attempt by Reece Robinson unsuccessful.
Reece Roboinson with the conversion attempt is unable to slot the extras from the eastern sideline.
74: ZERO TACKLE for the Panthers as the Raiders knock down the ball. Penrith with possession 10 metres short of the half way lline
75: Anthony Milford with some fancy footwork beat three Panthers in goal and managed to save what was a certain line drop out
77: Jamie Soward stabs a kick down to the eastern corner and it's collected by the Raiders. Canberra with possession 10 metres off their own try line.
79: Time off here with Dave Simmons knocked face first into the ground by Jarrod Croker. Penalty will be awarded to the Panthers
80: FULL TIME at GIO Stadium in sees the Panthers take back to back wins for the first time in 2014 with a 26-20 victory over the Raiders.Like