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Sea Eagles comeback to defeat Storm on the Sunshine Coast
The Manly Sea Eagles have staged a comeback victory to down Melbourne Storm 30-20 on Queensland's Sunshine Coast last night.
The Storm led 10-0 after 30 minutes before being run down in the latter stages of the contest, Sea Eagles five-eighth Jamie Lyon and half back Matt Orford leading the way.
Orford set up two tries in the second term to put the Sea Eagles back in the driver's seat.
Rookie Storm centre Israel Falou also impressed. With a series of bustling run that left defenders in his wake, the 17-year-old drew comparisons to former Kangaroo winger Lote Tuqiri
The game was played over three periods, the second section being controlled by the Manly halves.
Next Saturday the Storm take on the Broncos at Princes Park in Melbourne, the Sea Eagles will meet the Cowboys at Barlow Park, Cairns.
SEA EAGLES 30 v STORM 20 Scorers Sea Eagles: M Robertson 2, B Stewart, A Watmough, M Bani tries. M Orford 4, J Lyon goals. Scorers Storm: A Kaufusi, B White, LSamoa, I Donnelly tries. L Foran, L Samoa goals. Quad Park, Kawana Waters, Sunshine Coast, QLD Crowd: 8,196 Referee: Tony De Las Heras 7.30pm FULL TIME: Sea Eagles 30-20