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On a cold and windy day in Melbourne, the Storm have managed to hold off the Tigers by 26-20, and move up ahead of the Tigers on the NRL table.
The first half was dotted with unforced errors by both sides. The Storm had flashes of great attacking play, only to be let down by fumbling hands. Still they managed to go to the half time break, leading 10-4
Whatever was said by Coach Murray in the dressing room certainly worked, as the Storm, playing into the wind, put on a better performance in the second half to win the game, though the last 5 minutes let the Tigers back into the game.
The Tigers also showed glimpses of the talent they have, but just too many mistakes with the ball let them down.
League Unlimited Players of the Match:
3. Kearney (Storm) 2. Leyshon (Storm) 1. Swain (Storm)
3:00PM, Sat 06 July 2002 Olympic Park Melbourne Referee: M Cecchin Storm 26 - Tigers 20 Melbourne Storm (Tries: Kearns, Bell, Leyshon 2, Geyer. Goals: Orford 3/5) Wests Tigers (Tries: Laffranchi, Crouch, Mears, Jeffries. Goals: Caine 2/4)