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80:00
7:55pm Fri May 6, 2022
Round 9 - BlueBet Stadium, Penrith - Crowd: 21548
79min

Here comes the voluntary tackles...

79min

2 Point Field Goal: Panthers
Attempted by Nathan Cleary.

FOR TWO... NO GOOD

Eels lead Panthers 20 - 22 Eels
78min

90 seconds to go.

78min

Two point field goal looming here I suspect.

78min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary converts. 2 point game, two to go.

Eels lead Panthers 20 - 22 Eels
78min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Spencer Leniu. Kick to come.

Over goes Spencer Leniu.

Eels lead Panthers 18 - 22 Eels
77min

Six to GO!!!!! 2 and a half to go

77min

Here come the Panthers.

76min

Penisini puts it down.

75min

Six to go for Parra

74min

Tapping and going here for the Eels.

74min

PENALTY EELS: Escort is the ruling against Penrith

73min

Every set is closer to victory for the Eels

72min

Yeo loses the footy.

71min

Parra complete their set after points.

71min

Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Moses puts this kick through and Parra lead by 2 possessions.

Eels lead Panthers 14 - 22 Eels
70min

See BA, this is why Dylan Brown is the form 6 in the game.

69min

Try: Eels
Scored by Dylan Brown. Kick to come.

OH MY GOODNESS. Moses puts the kick in, Dylan Edwards leaves the ball and Dylan Brown picks it up and runs into Brian To'o, but diced with fortunes there. Parra going to be up potentially by 8 here.

Eels lead Panthers 14 - 20 Eels
68min

Parra completing their set after points.

68min

Penrith only concede 7 offloads a game, Penrith conceded 18 so farr.

67min

Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

For the lead... Moses nails it. Parra led by 12 with 11:58 on the clock.

Eels lead Panthers 14 - 16 Eels
66min

Try: Eels
Scored by Ryan Matterson. Kick to come.

Great play from the Eels there, Gutherson with the great step and a great line from Ryan Matterson and the Eels tie this game at 14-14

Tied up at Panthers 14 - 14 Eels
65min

Brian To'o trapped in goal and it will be another set for the Eels.

63min

Another set restart, Parra's turn to put the pressure on.

63min

There's the Parra set restart for Penrith jumping early off the scrum, the latest exploit of PVL-Ball.

62min

But, Yeo loses it.

61min

Whistle has been well and truly misplaced in the second half. But we do have the first set restart

59min

Martin takes it out of Gutho's hand. Zero tackle coming.

58min

Edwards let Brown take it... but he was tackled. Crisis averted for Penrith

56min

Penrith complete their set after points

55min

Conversion: Panthers
Attempted by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary's conversion from the sideline is NO GOOD

Panthers lead Panthers 14 - 10 Eels
54min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Taylan May. Kick to come.

Well, it had to come, lovely shift from the Panthers, a great tap on from Kikau to Taylan May and he grabs his second.

Panthers lead Panthers 14 - 10 Eels
53min

Can the Eels hang on??

53min

Oregon Kaufusi losing the ball just there.

53min

Oregon Kaufusi losing the ball just there.

51min

Parramatta hang on again. Such a contrast to last weekend.

50min

CHARGE DOWN KIKAU! - Big tackle from Moses there

49min

Great take from Gutho, Parra working it out of yardage. 13 offloads tonight from the Eels

47min

Clinton Gutherson dicing with fire there, absolute mayhem there.

46min

Just not getting it right for Penrith here. Cleary struggling in the face of pressure

44min

Both sides easing into the arm-wrestle here.

43min

Kick doesn't work out for Parramatta. May takes it.

41min

Penrith can't convert as To'o loses the ball.

40min

Penrith force a mistake, Ryan Matterson forces the pass and Clinton Gutherson knocks on.

40min

This is going to be a fun second half here from Penrith. Gerard Sutton blows time back on. Let's have some fun

40min

Conversion: Panthers
Attempted by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary misses and we're locked up in a thriller in Penrith 10-10 at Half-Time

Tied up at Panthers 10 - 10 Eels
38min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Taylan May. Kick to come.

What a bizarre final play from Penrith. Missed knock on in the lead up from Sutton and touch judge Ziggy Adamski, but we can't go back to it. Kikau places it perfectly on the boot for May and Penrith have us all square at 10.

Tied up at Panthers 10 - 10 Eels
36min

Parramatta hang on... AGAIN

35min

Great play from both sides, good energetic play from May and excellent positional play from Gutho.

33min

Parra are clearly frustrating Penrith here

32min

Hux's favourite player besides Sitili Tupouniua in Shaun Lane puts it down.

31min

Welcome back Brian To'o! First try of the season for the NSW winger, the overlap was there. Execution lacked a little, but Brian To'o has too much class and converts the half chance... Hang on a moment, Sutton is sending it upstairs and it's going to be an obstruction.

30min

Set restart Penrith - ruck infringement.

30min

This is interesting period for Penrith. Not used to trailing much lately.

29min

Kikau passed his HIA

28min

Eels complete their set after points.

27min

Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Moses successful and it's 10-6, Eels LEAD

Eels lead Panthers 6 - 10 Eels
26min

Try: Eels
Scored by Reed Mahoney. Kick to come.

Penalty Try for Reed Mahoney

Eels lead Panthers 6 - 8 Eels
26min

For me, Dylan Edwards has committed early and I'm of the opinion Mahoney would've scored

26min

Sutton having a look at a possible PENALTY TRY HERE

26min

Parra get it back... just, well done Perham

25min

Great grubber and chase from Clint Gutherson, repeat set coming up for the visitors.

24min

Cleary mistimes his kick, charged down by Shaun Lane and Parra get it back.

23min

We have an interesting final 15 minutes coming up, don't MOVE

21min

Jaeman Salmon loses the ball.

20min

Hayze Perham oh so close. His knee touching the dead ball line. But still impressive signs.

20min

Gerard Sutton going with NO TRY, looking at touch in goal...

18min

PENALTY EELS: Jaeman Salmon holding on too long in the tackle.

17min

Parra complete their set after points as Mahoney kicked for placement.

17min

Viliame Kikau leaving the ground. This game is being played at such an intensity. Sit back folks.

17min

Conversion: Eels
Attempted by Mitchell Moses.

Moses hooks it just to the left hand side and Parra trail by just two points.

Panthers lead Panthers 6 - 4 Eels
16min

Try: Eels
Scored by Clinton Gutherson. Kick to come.

1000 IQ play there, Kikau was down, winger was in at marker. Lovely ball from Penisini and King Gutho crosses for the Eels.

Panthers lead Panthers 6 - 4 Eels
15min

Eels asking plenty of questions here.

14min

PENALTY EELS: Late contact on an Eels player. Ruins a good defensive set there

13min

PENALTY EELS: Viliami Penisini with a great run, rewards his side with a well earnt penalty.

12min

Penrith's aerial raid seems to target one player every week, this time it's young Hayze Perham firmly in their sights.

10min

May puts it down, Parramatta holding their own against the best left edge in the competition. Izack Tago down receiving attention.

9min

PENALTY PANTHERS: Another offside penalty against the Eels.

8min

Simmonsson goes into touch, better signs though from Parramatta, just ran out of room.

8min

PENALTY EELS: 10m infringement.

7min

Penrith complete their set after points.

6min

Sold out atmosphere at Penrith despite the freezing conditions.

6min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary from the right-hand touchline is successful, early advantage Penrith 6-0.

Panthers lead Panthers 6 - 0 Eels
4min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Dylan Edwards. Kick to come.

Edwards barges over, they've had all of the ball in the opening stages, Edwards isolates young Hayze Perham.

Panthers lead Panthers 4 - 0 Eels
3min

Set restart for Penrith - ruck infringement.

3min

Captain's challenge from Parra on the decision of lost ball. No intent to strip according to Ashley Klein in the bunker and it'll be an unsuccessful challenge.

3min

Penrith shifted it left and Izack Tago is bundled into touch by Parra's right edge.

2min

PENALTY PANTHERS: Dylan Brown and Nathan Brown contribute to a dangerous tackle.

1min

Both sides get through their opening set.

Gerard Sutton blows time on and we're underway in the Battle of the West. Paramatta wearing their yellow away strip, while Penrith is in their standard home kit tonight.

It's the Battle of the West from Bluebet Stadium and it's the reigning, defending AND undefeated premiers the Penrith Panthers taking on the Parramatta Eels. Penrith welcome back Brian To'o and Moses Leota, Scott Sorenson was a gameday withdrawal and Matt Eisenhuth earns a reprieve on the bench. Parra are 1-17, kickoff coming up in under 15 minutes here on League Unlimited.

Referees & scorers:

Referee: Gerard Sutton

Touch Judges: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski, Wyatt Raymond

Video Referee: Ashley Klein

PENRITH PANTHERS (20)
Tries: Dylan Edwards, Taylan May (2), Spencer Leniu
Two Point Field Goals: Nathan Cleary (0/1)
Conversions: Nathan Cleary (2/4)

PARRAMATTA EELS (22)
Tries: Clinton Gutherson, Reed Mahoney, Ryan Matterson, Dylan Brown
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (3/4)