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.

Match Details
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 27 New Zealand Warriors 12
Venue: Central Coast Stadium
Crowd: 0
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
Field Goals:
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (2/2)
Penalty Goals:

LeagueUnlimited.com Live Commentary

Welcome to LeagueUnlimited's LIVE coverage from a sunny Gosford where the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles host the New Zealand at Bluetongue Stadium.

Team news in for Manly this afternoon, Justin Horo has been ruled out with a calf strain. Jamie Buhrer off the bench to replace him. James Hasson added to side to fill the bench spot.

A positional change for the Warriors sees Ben Matulino shift to the bench with Jacob Lillyman promoted to the starting side. A swap in jersey for Honrad Hurrell who will wear jersey 21.

1. Brett Stewart 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Jamie Lyon (c) 4. Steve Matai 5. David Williams 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Brenton Lawrence 9. Matt Ballin 10. Brent Kite 11. Anthony Watmough 14. Jamie Buhrer 13. Glenn Stewart
Interchange: 15. Richie Fa'aoso 16. David Gower 17. George Rose 19. James Hasso

1. Kevin Locke 2. Ngani Laumape 3. Dane Nielsen 21. Konrad Hurrell 5. Manu Vatuvei 6. Thomas Leuluai 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Sam Rapira 9. Nathan Friend 15. Jacob Lillyman 11. Feleti Mateo 12. Simon Mannering (c) 13. Elijah Taylor
Interchange: 10. Ben Matulino 14. Suaia Matagi 16. Todd Lowrie 17. Dominique Peyroux
1 min: 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
5 min: Penalty for the Sea Eagles for a hand in the ruck from the Warriors. Manly attack 20 metres out
7 min: 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
10 min: 40/20 MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Daly Cherry-Evans kicks a 40/20.
Daly Cherry-Evans with a beautiful kick downfield and nails a 40/20
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.
13 min: VIDEO REFEREE for the Sea Eagles, Brett Stewart as scored for Manly but we are looking at the obstruction from Brent Lawrence
14 min: TRY MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Scored by Brett Stewart. Conversion attempt by Jamie Lyon unsuccessful.
Brett Stewart has bolted through a massive gap in the defensive line after taking a pin-point pass from his brother Glenn. The Sea Eagles ran the decoy play beautifully with Brenton Lawrence slicing the line. Jamie Lyon has failed to convert from the eastern sideline
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 4-0
15 min: 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
24 min: VIDEO REFEREE for Manly, David Williams has a TRY. The played started with Glenn Stewart who cleaned up a mistake from Kevin Locke and bolted away to then link up with David Williams
25 min: TRY MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Scored by David Williams. Conversion attempt by Jamie Lyon successful.
David Williams 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 front
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 10-0
26 min: 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.
27 min: There is concern for Anthony Watmough who is limping on his ankle on the goal line.
28 min: Anthony Watmough is off the field for Manly with an ankle injury. He is taken off the field as David Gower comes on for him.
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
33 min: TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Ngani Laumape. Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.
Ngani Laumape has finished off a great scrum move from the Warriors. Manu Vatuvei has dummied his way through the defence and stepped through the line. A great piece of Rugby League from the Kiwis. Shaun Johnson with the conversion from out wide adds the extras
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 10-6
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
40 min: HALF TIME at Bluetongue Stadium sees Manly lead the Warriors 10-6
41 min: Back underway here at Bluetongue Stadium as the Warriors kick off
46 min: VIDEO REFEREE for the Sea Eagles, David Williams has a TRY as he dived on a kick from Glenn Stewart. Looked good at first look
46 min: TRY MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Scored by David Williams. Conversion attempt by Jamie Lyon unsuccessful.
David Williams is awarded his try as he dived on the grubber kick from Glenn Stewart in goal before Manu Vatuvei could cover it up. Jamie Lyon misses the kick and score remains
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 14-6
50 min: UNFORCED ERROR MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Daly Cherry-Evans makes an unforced error.
Daly Cherry-Evans charged onto pass but unable to take the offload from Brenton Lawrence. Warriors with the zero tackle on halfway
51 min: 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.
55 min: 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
57 min: TRY MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Scored by David Williams. Conversion attempt by Jamie Lyon successful.
David Williams is awarded his try as he took the short pass from Glenn Stewart who cleaned up the kick from his half. Jamie Lyon ruled not to have touched the ball as he leaped for the ball. Lyon converted from the sideline.
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20-6
61 min: TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Shaun Johnson. Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.
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 20-12
65 min: TRY MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Scored by Brett Stewart. Conversion attempt by Jamie Lyon unsuccessful.
Brett Stewart has slipped through the Warriors defence with a simple show and go play. Warriors can't cover up the hole as he darted through. Jamie Lyon unable to convert means the gap is two converted tries
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24-12
70 min: Kevin Locke kicks the ball out and it's a line drop out for the Sea Eagles
72 min: SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Penalty goal attempt by Jamie Lyon successful.
Jamie Lyon slots the penalty goal as line drop out fails to go the 10 metres.
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26-12
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
75 min: 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
76 min: 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
76 min: NO TRY! Kevin Locke is denied as Steve Matai knocks the ball dead. Line drop is the ruling
77 min: The kick from Shaun Johnson is too big and it beats everyone over the dead ball line. 20 metre tap for the Sea Eagles
79 min: SUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Field goal attempt by Daly Cherry-Evans successful.
Daly Cherry-Evans snaps the one-pointer to extend the lead at the end of the set
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 27-12
80 min: Not quite full time yet Like

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