Full Time
80:00
4:05pm Sun April 28, 2019
Round 7 - McDonald Jones Stadium - Crowd: 19604
80min

SCRUM EELS - The clock will be allowed to wind down here and the Knights win

79min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Pearce with a grubber and it catches the defence offside.

78min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Eels trying to slow down the Knights. Newcastle finds touch on halfway.

77min

Eels knock-on on the last tackle. Turn over.

76min

PENALTY EELS - Jennings takes the quick tap inside the Knights half.

76min

SCRUM EELS - Another good kick by Pearce finds touch deep inside the Eels half.

74min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Forward pass to Moeroa.

73min

SCRUM EELS - 12m Inside the Knights half and the Knights spill the ball in the tackle.

71min

SCRUM EELS - Pearce with another great kick for touch.

70min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga converts from almost in front again.

Knights lead Knights 28 - 14 Eels
69min

Try: Knights
Scored by Mitchell Pearce. Kick to come.

Pearce takes on the line and forces his way through the line and then stretches out to dunk the ball for a try to the right of the posts.

Knights lead Knights 26 - 14 Eels
68min

Knights on the attack now

65min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Ferguson gets pummelled into touch by Lee.

63min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Terepo loses the ball in the second tackle.

62min

PENALTY EELS - Last tackle and the Knights are pinged for having a hand on the ball in the play-the-ball. Eels take the tap 10m from the Knights line.

61min

SCRUM EELS - SKD Drops the ball in the tackle, 10m short of halfway.

57min

Penalty Goal: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga nails the penalty goal.

Knights lead Knights 22 - 14 Eels
56min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Pearce's kick is deflected. Pearce scrambles back to regather but is held off the ball.

55min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Jennings with a high tackle. Knights with another set inside the Eels 10m

54min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - They'll get a piggy-back into the Eels half.

52min

Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Moses from right in front, adds the extras.

Knights lead Knights 20 - 14 Eels
52min

Try: Eels
Scored by Manu Ma'u. Kick to come.

A quick play the ball and a great ball from Mahoney hits Ma'u charging onto the ball and he scores under the dot

Knights lead Knights 20 - 12 Eels
51min

PENALTY EELS - Parramatta gets a repeat set inside the Knights 15m

47min

Matautia comes off for an HIA

43min

Eels with a half chance after a bomb was allowed to bounce. Sivo regained, passed to Jennings, who then threw a pass which was intercepted by Matautia

42min

SCRUM EELS - Pearce with a short crash ball which is ruled forward.

41min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Eels ruled to have lost the ball, despite it clearly looking to be illegally stripped.

40min

Penalty Goal: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Moses, 20m in from the right sideline, kicks the penalty goal.

Knights lead Knights 20 - 8 Eels
40min

PENALTY EELS - Knights offside. Siren sounds. Eels take a shot at two

40min

Gutherson's pass to Sivo goes forward, denying the Eels a try.

39min

SCRUM EELS - Jennings into space, threw a pass to support, but Ponga dived and knocked the ball down.

38min

Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Moses converts from the sideline.

Knights lead Knights 20 - 6 Eels
36min

Try: Eels
Scored by Maika Sivo. Kick to come.

Ferguson throws a good long ball to Sivo and the big winger dives over untouched in the left corner.

Knights lead Knights 20 - 4 Eels
35min

PENALTY EELS - Hunt offside on the 4th tackle and on his own line. Eels take the tap.

34min

Eels with space on the left side, Lane throws a pass to Sivo, but it's knocked down. 6 more for the Eels.

34min

Lane makes a break and gets up to halfway.

33min

SCRUM EELS - Pearce with a good long kick finds touch 20m from the Eels line

32min

Eels with a panicked last play and they turn it over 5 metres shy of the Knights line

31min

PENALTY EELS - Pearce gets a smidge high. Eels find touch just inside the Knights half.

30min

SCRUM EELS - Pearce finds touch with a good kick.

27min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga from practically in front converts.

Knights lead Knights 20 - 0 Eels
26min

Try: Knights
Scored by James Gavet. Kick to come.

Levi quickly out of dummy half and dished a crash ball to Gavet who barged his way over the line to score next to the uprights.

Knights lead Knights 18 - 0 Eels
25min

Hunt makes a break through some woeful defence. He gets tackled inside the Eels half.

23min

SCRUM EELS - Pearce finds touch with a good kick deep inside the Eels half.

21min

PENALTY EELS - Jennings take a quick fire tap and makes 15m

18min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Niukore spills the ball in a heavy tackle in his own half.

17min

PENALTY EELS - They'll find touch 10m inside the Knights half, for their first set in opposition territory, and on the first tackle, they lose the ball and the Knights clean up.

16min

Barnett very nearly scores but the ball comes loose out of his finger tips when he gets hit in the tackle.

16min

Off to the tape to see if the Knights have scored again.

15min

Pearce with a third grubber between the sticks and Moses takes it dead. Eels drop out. Knights flawless so far.

14min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Eels again caught trying to slow down the ruck. Knights start their set on the Eels 20m

12min

Knights playing very fast and with a lot of energy. Eels looking a bit stunned. Levi having a blinder out of dummy half.

10min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga nails another goal.

Knights lead Knights 14 - 0 Eels
10min

Try: Knights
Scored by Lachlan Fitzgibbon. Kick to come.

Pearce with another good grubber between the posts, this time the Eels defenders Gutherson and Ferguson watch the ball as it approaches the dead ball line, but Fitzgibbon gets there and grounds it for a try.

Knights lead Knights 12 - 0 Eels
9min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Eels giving away another penalty trying to slow down the ruck. Knights will start another set inside the Eels 30m

8min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga from right in front adds another 2.

Knights lead Knights 8 - 0 Eels
7min

Try: Knights
Scored by Kalyn Ponga. Kick to come.

Levi makes a break from dummy half deep inside his own half and then throws a good pass back inside to Ponga and he runs 55 metres to scoreunder the posts.

Knights lead Knights 6 - 0 Eels
6min

Penalty Goal: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga takes the easy two.

Knights lead Knights 2 - 0 Eels
5min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Eels holding on too long and the Knights will take a shot at goal.

4min

Pearce grubbers under the sticks and Moses taps it dead. Parramatta drop out.

3min

Watson almost crawls over in the right corner

2min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Eels first kick is charged down, they regather, but they were offside. Knights start their set inside the Eels 25m

Knights get us underway for the last game of the round.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Grant Atkins, Chris Butler

Touch Judges: Adam Cassidy, Rickey McFarlane

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Bryan Norrie

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (28)
Tries: Kalyn Ponga, Lachlan Fitzgibbon, James Gavet, Mitchell Pearce
Field Goals:
Conversions: Kalyn Ponga (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Kalyn Ponga (2/2)

PARRAMATTA EELS (14)
Tries: Maika Sivo, Manu Ma'u
Field Goals:
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Mitchell Moses (1/1)