Full Time
80:00
7:50pm Sat September 14, 2019
Finals Week 1 - Lottoland - Crowd: 15495
80min

FULL TIME - Manly are through to the second week of the finals after upsetting Cronulla 28-16.

79min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Shaun Johnson.

Johnson quickly puts it through.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 28 - 16 Sharks
78min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Josh Morris. Kick to come.

Cronulla turn it on late but it's little too late as Josh Morris takes a chip kick, passes inside to Shaun Johnson who then finds Morris backing up in support.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 28 - 14 Sharks
77min

Cronulla drop it and Manly get it back. They eventually put it into touch but this game is well and truly done.

75min

Andrew Fifita with a nice kick and Jorge Taufua bats it dead but it means little now.

72min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Attempted by Reuben Garrick.

Garrick misses.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 28 - 10 Sharks
71min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Brendan Elliot. Kick to come.

Daly Cherry-Evans to Jack Gosiewski who quickly shoves it back for Elliot who crashes through a strong attempt of tackle from Josh Dugan to seal the win.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 28 - 10 Sharks
70min

Kurt Capewell to Chad Townsend who slices through and Cronulla are away but it's called back for a forward pass.

69min

Jake Trbojevic with an error now - a pretty scrappy second half this one - Cronulla back with it again.

68min

Shaun Johnson with a nice play kicking ahead for Aaron Gray, the bounce isn't the best and he drops it into touch.

68min

Josh Dugan again is in the right place to take the Manase Fainu kick on the last and Cronulla survive but they are deep inside their own half in need of something spectacular.

64min

Daly Cherry-Evans paces through the line after beating Wade Graham, to Jack Gosiewski but Josh Dugan does brilliantly to take him down. He then gets across the bat a dangerous DCE kick dead. Brave effort from him.

63min

Cronulla drop it as they go on the attack inside the Manly half and they can't build any fluency.

62min

Haumole Olakauatu - the man on debut - slices straight through but Matt Cecchin straight away calls an obstruction.

62min

Penalty Manly and they have the chance to put this to bed.

61min

Aaron Woods now drops it and Cronulla don't look like mounting a comeback at this rate.

60min

15,495 at Lottoland tonight.

58min

Daly Cherry-Evans shows great game sense to kick the ball into touch 10 out from the line. Cronulla to work it out from deep inside their own end.

56min

Braden Hamlin-Uele with an error off the opening hit-up and Cronulla hand it straight back.

55min

Jayden Brailey with a smart kick and he forces a dropout.

55min

Manly threatening to go through as Sean Keppie steams through the middle but his next offload is dropped and Cronulla have it back on halfway.

53min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Reuben Garrick.

Garrick continues his perfect day with the boot.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 24 - 10 Sharks
52min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Addin Fonua-Blake. Kick to come.

Addin Fonua-Blake beats both Jack Williams and Braden Hamlin-Uele and Cronulla pay for that untimely error.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 22 - 10 Sharks
50min

Ball in the in-goal - dangerous for the Sharks - but Wade Graham scrambles to bat it dead.

49min

Sosaia Feki drops it soon after though - a poor error given Cronulla were dominating.

48min

Daly Cherry-Evans rushes a kick on the last from inside his own 40, towards Josh Dugan who brings it up to the 40.

47min

Nice early kick and Cronulla trap Brendan Elliot on his own 10-metre line.

46min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Shaun Johnson.

Eight-point game now.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 18 - 10 Sharks
45min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Aaron Gray. Kick to come.

Cronulla slowly but surely working their way back into it. Jorge Taufua rushes in and Shaun Johnson sends it long to Gray who scores.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 18 - 8 Sharks
43min

Shaun Johnson with a well-weighted grubber this time around and he forces a dropout.

42min

Cronulla with the first penalty of the second half, starting their new set on the second half.

41min

Chad Townsend currently off, he passed a H.I.A test but has to wait five minutes before returning.

40min

Back underway for the final 40 minutes of the season for one of these clubs.

40min

HALF TIME - Manly started strong and lead 18-4 at the break.

40min

Drama late for the Sharks as Moses Suli breaks away down the right edge yet fortunately for them the ball spills out eventually.

39min

Chad Townsend to Shaun Johnson who drops it, thinking too far ahead of what he was going to do.

38min

Brad Parker with an error as Manly shift it left and Cronulla pack the scrum with 1 minute and 15 seconds left. They will have it 40 out.

36min

Cronulla put it up in the air, Brendan Elliot jumps up but doesn't even attempt to catch it. Fortunately for him it trickles into touch.

34min

Cronulla breathes a massive sigh of relief. Lloyd Perrett charges up towards the posts, Jayden Brailey desperately hangs on then rakes it out backwards and Perrett has it back. Daly Cherry-Evans to Moses Suli but he drops it.

32min

Cronulla their own worst enemies at the moment as they come up with an error inside their own half. Manly with a chance to push further ahead.

29min

Manly again to kick from inside their own half as Aaron Gray now brings it up to the 30 with Cronulla winning the territorial battle.

28min

Chad Townsend puts it into the air on the last and Jorge Taufua is under it. Manly survive but Cronulla are starting to get into the groove in attack, just need to make sure they stay just as alert in defence.

27min

Daly Cherry-Evans clears it on the last towards Josh Dugan who brings it up to the 40 and Cronulla are back in the grind.

27min

Brendan Elliot trapped five out from his in-goal area on the first play for Manly and this is better from Cronulla. They need to stiffen up in defence though and build on the try.

26min

Conversion: Sharks
Attempted by Shaun Johnson.

Johnson can't land it from near the sideline.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 18 - 4 Sharks
24min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Bronson Xerri. Kick to come.

Wade Graham with an absolutely lovely ball that sees Xerri on the outside of Reuben Garrick and Cronulla strike.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 18 - 4 Sharks
23min

Cronulla in a fair bit of a hole at the moment but they get a relieving penalty. 40 out to start this set.

20min

DCE - just perfect - finds touch just metres short of the corner.

19min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Reuben Garrick.

Garrick makes it 18.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 18 - 0 Sharks
19min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Brad Parker. Kick to come.

DCE has it on a string right now - the kick sits up perfectly for Parker. The grounding was a bit dodgy but they give it with it sent up a try.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 16 - 0 Sharks
18min

Jack Gosiewski with a third-tackle kick and Josh Dugan has to take it dead. More pressure coming for Cronulla.

16min

Shaun Johnson's kick is too heavy again and Manly get a seven-tackle set.

15min

More concerning sides for Cronulla. Brendan Elliot has it back for them after fielding the kick, drifts across the field and passes to Jorge Taufua who goes straight through to haflway but drops it luckily for the Sharks.

14min

Dylan Walker with great footwork and he's over halfway. Addin Fonua-Blake then charges up and Manly are 30 out. Daly Cherry-Evans to the air and Josh Dugan fields it - Cronulla finally have it back.

12min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Reuben Garrick.

Garrick slots it.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 12 - 0 Sharks
11min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Moses Suli. Kick to come.

DCE perfect ball to Suli and Manly are playing with real purpose right now.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 10 - 0 Sharks
11min

Daly Cherry-Evans takes it up to the line and holds it up perfectly for Jack Gosiewski who is just taken down by desperate Sharks defenders.

10min

Penalty Manly to help them out of their own end. Could be a perfect chance to build off the points.

8min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Kicked by Reuben Garrick.

Garrick converts.

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 6 - 0 Sharks
8min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Apisai Koroisau. Kick to come.

Addin Fonua-Blake - he has been massive early - plays it quickly for Korosiau who takes advantage to score!

Sea Eagles lead Sea Eagles 4 - 0 Sharks
7min

Now Andrew Fifita drops it. Manly to get it back around halfway.

6min

Manly up towards the 40 as Addin Fonua-Blake takes it up - he's been big early and shoves Paul Gallen over but then drops it.

5min

Speaking of execution - Shaun Johnson kicks it dead. Maybe I should take that back?

4min

Manly playing with plenty of heart early but looks like execution may cost them in this one off early signs in attack.

3min

Brendan Elliot does very well to get out of the in-goal area after a great kick from Cronulla, he runs sideways and is then almost dragged back in there. But he gets out... just. Manly inside their own 30 on the last as DCE kicks it long to Josh Dugan who takes it up to the 40.

2min

30 out on the last here Manly. They run it and Brad Parker is trapped. Changeover.

1min

Aaron Gray and Sosaia Feki help out their big men with solid runs to start their first set. Andrew Fifita with a good run and quick play the ball before the clearing kick on the last is taken by Brendan Elliot who brings it to the 30.

1min

Addin Fonua-Blake with a great run up to the 30. Jake Trbojevic then to the 40. Inside their own half still on the last though as Dylan Walker kicks ahead for Josh Dugan who is taken hard past his own 10.

1min

Underway here at Brookvale. Manly with first use of it.

Kick-off in a few minutes.

It's do-or-die with Manly unchanged while Andrew Fifita starts for Cronulla with Aaron Woods back to the bench.

After that thrilling last-gasp win for Canberra, we are now off to Brookie where Manly play Cronulla.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Matt Cecchin, Henry Perenara

Touch Judges: Chris Butler, Rickey McFarlane

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Ben Galea

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (28)
Tries: Apisai Koroisau, Moses Suli, Brad Parker, Addin Fonua-Blake, Brendan Elliot
Field Goals:
Conversions: Reuben Garrick (4/5)
Penalty Goals:

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (16)
Tries: Bronson Xerri, Aaron Gray, Josh Morris
Field Goals:
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (2/3)
Penalty Goals: