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The Wests Tigers have defeated the Parramatta Eels at Parramatta Stadium tonight by 18-2 renewing hope of scoring a top eight berth.
The Eels got the first points though through a penalty to take an early 2-0 lead.
From then on it was all the Tigers and they got their first Try in the 15th minute through Shane Elford. Brett Hodgson converted against his old club to give the Tigers a 6-2 lead.
It remained that way until the Tigers got another try just before halftime, this time to Robbie Mears, and after Hodgson converted the Tigers lead 12-2.
That?s the way it remained until the 71st minute when the Tigers went in for another try to wrap the game up with Daniel Fitzhenry scoring. Brett Hodgson converted to post an 18-2 win for the Wests Tigers.
Parramatta Stadium Referee: Steve Lyons Video Referee: Mick Stone Touch Judges: Allen Foster, Steve Nash
Scorers: EELS 2 Tries: Goals: Burt 1/1 defeated by WESTS TIGERS 18 Tries: Elford, Mears, Fitzhenry Goals: Hodgson 3/3
By the clock: 1st Min: Kick Off!
3rd Min: The Tigers have made 21 tackles, while the Eels have only made 8 in the early stages of this match.
6th Min: Still no score, the Eels with 65% of the ball, the Tigers only with 35% of the ball.
7th Min: A video ref No Try to the Eels, it was ruled that Luke Burt had stepped out, still 0-0.
11th Min: Still 0-0, the possession is Eels 57% and the Tigers 43%
13th Min: Penalty Goal to Luke Burt, Eels lead the Tigers 2-0.
15th Min: TRY-TIGERS, Shane Elford goes in out-wide and Brett Hodgson converts, Tigers lead 6-2.
21st Min: Tigers lead 6-2. Eels with 53% of the possesssion and the Tigers with 47%.
25th Min: The Tigers have only made one more tackle than the Eels, 108 to the Tigers to the Eels 107.
31st Min: The Eels still having the better of the possession with 54% to the Tigers 46%. Still 6-2 to the Tigers.
36th Min: TRY-TIGERS, Robbie Mears goes into score for the Tigers, Hodgson converts and the Tigers lead 12-2 coming up to halftime.
Halftime: At halftime the Tigers lead the Eels 12-2, with the Eels making 172 Tackles to the Tigers 157. The possession is with the Tigers 52% to the Eels 48%.
41st Min: We are underway in the 2nd half.
46th Min: It's still 12-2 to the Tigers at Parramatta Stadium.
52nd Min: The Eels have made 231 Tackles to the Tigers 218. Still 12-2.
58th Min: It's still 12-2 to the Tigers. Almost 20 mins gone in the 2nd half.
66th Min: Despite a penalty count of 7-1 to the Eels, they are still down by 12-2.
71st Min: TRY-TIGERS, The Tigers have wrapped up the match with a Try to Daniel Fitzhenry, Brett Hodgson converts and the Tigers lead 18-2.
Fulltime: Well the Tigers are still a chance for the Top 8 after defeating the Eels 18-2. It was a very low-scoring match, more so in the 2nd half. Hope you enjoyed our coverage.
----------------------------------------- Leagueunlimited.com players of the match: 3 - B Hodgson (Tigers) 2 - N Hindmarsh (Eels) 1 - D Fitzhenry (Tigers) -----------------------------------------