Sea Eagles do enough to down Warriors
The Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles have secured a 27-12 victory over the New Zealand Warriors at Bluetongue Stadium on a glorious Sunday Afternoon in Gosford.
The Stewart brothers played a major part in the Sea Eagles win after Glenn claimed three try assists and Brett a double for himself.
The first points were posted as Brett Stewart slipped through a gap in the Warriors defence. Jamie Lyon unable to convert, 14 minutes lapsed at Bluetongue, Manly led 4-0.
David Williams returned to some solid form as he claimed a hat trick during the contest. His first came after 25 minutes thanks to a pin-point pass from Glenn Stewart. Lyon with the conversion extended the lead to 10-0.
A swing in possession and increasing errors from the Sea Eagles presented the Warriors an opportunity to strike back. Ngani Laumape has finished off a scrum move as Manu Vatuvei dummied his way through. After 40 minutes, the Sea Eagles led 10-6.
David Williams started the second half strongly posting two tries. Glenn Stewart had a hand in both four-pointers which saw Manly shoot to a lead of 20-6 after 57 minutes.
The Warriors failed to click into gear, but there was signs of life as Shaun Johnson danced through the defence off a Simon Mannering offload. The Warriors attempted to spark a fight back as they trailed 20-12 inside the final 20 minutes.
Brett Stewart dashed any hope the Warriors supporters held as he fooled the defence with a show-and-go to break through the line. The Sea Eagles out to a 24-12 lead with 15 minutes on the clock.
Manly doing enough to hold onto victory 27-12 as Daly Cherry-Evans snapped a field goal in the final minute of play.
The Warriors battle against Penrith next weekend as they hold a slim chance of making the 2013 finals series. Meanwhile Manly open Bluetongue Stadium once again as they battle the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 27 New Zealand Warriors 12
Venue: Central Coast Stadium
Halftime Score: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 10-6
LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Glenn Stewart
2 points - David Williams
1 point - Kevin Locke
MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (27)
Tries: Brett Stewart (2), David Williams (3)
Field Goals: Daly Cherry-Evans (1/1)
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (2/5)
Penalty Goals: Jamie Lyon (1/1)
NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (12)
Tries: Ngani Laumape, Shaun Johnson
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (2/2)
LeagueUnlimited.com Live Commentary
We are UNDERWAY at Bluetongue Stadium as Manly kick off to give the Warriors first use of the ball
2 min: David Williams
has bolted down the sideline but the covering defence forcing him over the sideline. Scrum for the Warriors
Penalty for the Sea Eagles for a hand in the ruck from the Warriors. Manly attack 20 metres out
A messy few moments from both sides, an offload back infield and the Warriors cleaned up. However, Johnson was forced over the sideline. Scrum feed packs for the Sea Eagles 40 metres off their own line
8 min: UNFORCED ERROR MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES Brett Stewart
makes an unforced error.Brett Stewart
has dropped the ball on the end of some brilliant play after Foran darted into a gap and stepped through. It was classy footy and wasn't finished off
12 min: Brett Stewart
fires a grubber in goal for Jorge Taufua
to rave through but the Warriors dive on the ball. Line drop out from the Warriors.
VIDEO REFEREE for the Sea Eagles, Brett Stewart
as scored for Manly but we are looking at the obstruction from Brent Lawrence
Penalty to the Sea Eagles for the Warriors inside the 10 metres. Manly attack 30 metres from the Warriors goal line
16 min: UNFORCED ERROR MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES Anthony Watmough
makes an unforced error.Anthony Watmough
losing the ball as he was up ended by the Warriors defence. Warriors with the scrum feed on their own 20 metre line
18 min: Thomas Leuluai
fires a kick cross to the corner on the last tackle for the Warriors but it beat Ngani Laumape
over the dead ball line. 20 metre tap for Manly
20 min: UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS Manu Vatuvei
makes an unforced error.Manu Vatuvei
knocks down the ball as he wrapped up Cherry-Evans in the tackle. Scrum packs for the Sea Eagles 20 metres from the Warriors line
21 min: UNFORCED ERROR MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES Jamie Lyon
makes an unforced error.Jamie Lyon
from the scrum base running for the corner tried to offload and dropped the ball in the tackle. Scrum for the Warriors now 10 metres off their own line
25 min: TRY MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Scored by David Williams
. Conversion attempt by Jamie Lyon
is awarded his try as the video referee ruled that the knock back from Kevin Locke
didn't make contact with Brett Stewart
. Glenn picked up the loose ball and raced 30 metres to then link with Williams who finished off the play with a skipping run to the goal line. Jamie Lyon
makes no mistake this time with the conversion from in frontManly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Penalty to the Sea Eagles as the ball was ruled to have been stripped out of the hands of Richie Fa'aoso
as Feleti Mateo
ripped it out. Sea Eagles attack 20 metres out from the Warriors line.
There is concern for Anthony Watmough
who is limping on his ankle on the goal line.
31 min: UNFORCED ERROR MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES Kieran Foran
makes an unforced error.Kieran Foran
has stripped the ball off Shaun Johnson
but in the process dropped the ball. Scrum packs for the knock on and the Warriors attack 30 metres out
38 min: UNFORCED ERROR MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES George Rose
makes an unforced error.George Rose
with a poor attempt at play of the ball. He fumbles it in the ruck, Warriors attack from a scrum 20 metres from the Manly goal line
39 min: George Rose
comes up with an intercept off a pass from Lowrie and the Sea Eagles have possession back 20 metres off their own line
39 min: Brett Stewart
fires the ball over the sideline with 30 seconds to go, and the Warriors manage to pack the scrum with 10 seconds until the break
HALF TIME at Bluetongue Stadium sees Manly lead the Warriors 10-6
Back underway here at Bluetongue Stadium as the Warriors kick off
Johnson's grubber kick bounced off the boots of Manly and they come up with possession 10 metres off their own line.
54 min: Shaun Johnson
has bombed a chance for the Warriors as he kicked for the corner on the 1st tackle. Chance gone begging after Kevin Locke
bolted 50 metres downfield.
Manu Vatuevi penalised for holding down in the ruck. Manly attacking 30 metres from the Warriors goal line
56 min: David Williams
has a hat trick! Video Referee here, we have a TRY. Looking at the contact from Lyon as the ball came free
61 min: TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Shaun Johnson
. Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson
has cleaned up his own wayward pass and danced through the Manly line to bring the ball under the uprights. The Warriors with a spreading play closing the gap to 8 points with the additional of Johnson's conversion.Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
70 min: Kevin Locke
kicks the ball out and it's a line drop out for the Sea Eagles
73 min: UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS Konrad Hurrell
makes an unforced error.
The Warriors attempted a short kick off, they managed to go 40 metres after taking the kick but Konrad Hurrell
dropping the ball in the tackle of two Sea Eagles defenders
VIDEO REFEREE for Manly. We have NO TRY and looking at a knock on and double movement
75 min: David Gower
has been denied his first NRL try as he reached out for the line and penalised for a double movement
VIDEO REFEREE for the Warriors, Kevin Locke
has kicked ahead for himself as Brett Stewart
knocked on. He soccered ahead to try and beat Steve Matai
to the ball. We have NO TRY but should be a line drop out for the Warriors
The kick from Shaun Johnson
is too big and it beats everyone over the dead ball line. 20 metre tap for the Sea Eagles
Not quite full time yet