Full Time
80:00
6:00pm Sat April 25, 2015
Round 8 - AAMI Park, Melbourne - Crowd: 13948
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A drought breaking win for the Manly Sea Eagles as they triumph by 12 points to 10 in a gritty affair at a wet AAMI Park.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 12-10

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Fonua tries to hit back a Cronk kick but it goes forward. That might be enough for Manly.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 12-10

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Cronk passes to the short side on the last and Mann is tackled inches short of the line

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 12-10

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Cronk's kick is lost backwards by Taufua and Stewart claims the ball

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 12-10

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Penalty Manly with Lui hitting Munster high

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 12-10

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Conversion attempt by David Williams unsuccessful.

Williams misses the kick from the sideline

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 12-10

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TRY MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Scored by David Williams. Kick to come.

The Wolfman is in! The Storm defence have pushed up and Cherry-Evans throws a big cut out pass and Williams can score in the corner. Manly in front!

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 12-10

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Taufua almost gets on the end of Cherry-Evans chip kick to the corner. Penalty Manly as Taufua was pushed in the back.

Melbourne Storm 10-8

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Cronk's kick is high and deep and bounces over the dead ball line

Melbourne Storm 10-8

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UNFORCED ERROR MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Tom Symonds makes an unforced error.

Symonds knocks on

Melbourne Storm 10-8

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Penalty Manly. It goes against Finucane and Manly can start a set 30m out from the Storm line. Oh boy, Symonds has dropped his lollies as he goes to take a pass to take the first hit up of the set

Melbourne Storm 10-8

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Cronk's kick is too deep and goes out on the full.

Melbourne Storm 10-8

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Penalty Storm with Stewart put on report for making contact with the head of Koroibete

Melbourne Storm 10-8

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Brilliant run by Koroibete who almost makes a break and stays down after a heavy collision. Exciting stuff from the Storm wingman

Melbourne Storm 10-8

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We're going upstairs for a possible Storm try. Green's chip bounces in behind Stewart and Koroibete competes with the ball with Stewart who bats the ball for the dead ball line and Cronk only just runs out of room to plant the ball down as the ball touched the dead ball line.

Melbourne Storm 10-8

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Penalty Storm with Williams penalised for a tackle in mid-air on Koroibete

Melbourne Storm 10-8

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Solomona takes a good inside kick from Foran meant for Stewart

Melbourne Storm 10-8

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Green's grubber into the in goal eludes everyone and goes dead in goal. Manly handover

Melbourne Storm 10-8

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Hinchcliffe puts a pretty good kick to the wing and Chambers passes to no one and Manly knock on the loose ball. Storm ball

Melbourne Storm 10-8

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An awkward kick for Stewart to deal with and he has to hit the ball over the dead ball line

Melbourne Storm 10-8

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The rain is pelting down on the AAMI Park pitch and the game is on a knife edge with the recent Manly try. It's still anyone's game. Penalty Storm with Munster held down and the home team get a relieving penalty

Melbourne Storm 10-8

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Conversion attempt by David Williams successful.

Williams adds the extras

Melbourne Storm 10-8

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TRY MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Scored by Tom Symonds. Kick to come.

Fantastic short ball from Cherry-Evans finds Symonds and he slides over the wet turf over the tryline to score Manly's first try of the night

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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Penalty Manly with Cherry-Evans held down. Cam Smith will get a talking to from the referee.

Melbourne Storm 10-2

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Penalty Manly on the last tackle and the away team can start an attack 40m out from the Storm line

Melbourne Storm 10-2

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Glasby and Symonds come to blows

Melbourne Storm 10-2

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It is pouring down at AAMI as the two sides continue to battle it out. These wet conditions will suit the Storm as they won in the wet last week against the Roosters.

Melbourne Storm 10-2

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Green kicks towards the sideline and finds touch 10m out from the Manly line

Melbourne Storm 10-2

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The early stages of the half are a battle for good field position

Melbourne Storm 10-2

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We are back underway

Melbourne Storm 10-2

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UNFORCED ERROR MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Jayden Hodges makes an unforced error.

Hodges gets a pass which he can't hold onto.

Melbourne Storm 10-2

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Marika Koroibete makes an unforced error.

Koroibete knocks on as he went to play the ball

Melbourne Storm 10-2

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UNFORCED ERROR MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Daly Cherry-Evans makes an unforced error.

Cherry-Evans pass for Symonds drifts forward

Melbourne Storm 10-2

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40/20 MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Daly Cherry-Evans kicks a 40/20.

Great kick from Daly. Manly on the attack

Melbourne Storm 10-2

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Smith converts from right in front.

Melbourne Storm 10-2

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Cooper Cronk. Kick to come.

The Storm break the line of Manly through Green who dummies past the line and he passes back inside for Cronk who slides underneath the posts.

Melbourne Storm 8-2

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Munster is held onto by Hodges and the Storm have a relieving penalty

Melbourne Storm 4-2

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Green puts in a kick and it rebounds to Manly and they have the ball back just outside their 10m line

Melbourne Storm 4-2

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Chambers has stayed down after being hit on the bottom by Matai and he goes on report. Penalty to the home side.

Melbourne Storm 4-2

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A wonderful wrap around move from the Storm results in Chambers cutting inside the defence and offloading for Hinchcliffe but he fumbles the ball at the vital moment

Melbourne Storm 4-2

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Penalty Storm with Green hit high by Horo

Melbourne Storm 4-2

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Cherry-Evans kick is a good one with a bad bounce for Munster but Horoscope can't hang onto it and the Storm have it close to their own try line

Melbourne Storm 4-2

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Koroibete is unleashed on the wing once again but he runs out of room to work in and runs it over the sideline

Melbourne Storm 4-2

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Penalty goal attempt by David Williams successful.

Williams penalty goal is successful

Melbourne Storm 4-2

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith unsuccessful.

Smith pushes his attempt wide of the far upright

Melbourne Storm 4-0

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Marika Koroibete. Kick to come.

The Storm are in in the corner with Koroibete getting the ball on the wing and cutting inside the defenders to slam the ball down over the chalk. First try to Marika and the home side!

Melbourne Storm 4-0

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Burgess makes an error playing the ball and the Storm can start a set 30m out from the Manly line

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Smith's grubber is forced down in the in goal but it's a penalty to Manly

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Cronk puts a good kick into the in goal and Stewart is forced to bat it dead. Drop out.

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Penalty Storm due to a second effort from Cherry-Evans trying to get Mann into touch

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Cronk is forced to kick in his own 30 and gets the ball to find touch 30m out from the Manly line

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Penalty Manly with Proctor tripping Cherry-Evans

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Manly with some tough defence and they force Smith into an error as his pass from dummy half goes forward

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Penalty Storm with Symonds holding down Koroibete as he was trying to play the ball

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Both teams completing their sets well in the wet and trying to establish good field position

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Manly get us underway.

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Welcome to AAMI Park for this round 8 clash between the Melbourne Storm and Manly Sea Eagles. The ANZAC commemorations have begun and kick off is fast approaching

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Referees & scorers:

Referee: Matt Cecchin, Henry Perenara

Touch Judges: Brett Suttor, Adam Reid

Video Referee: Shayne Hayne, Luke Phillips

MELBOURNE STORM (10)
Tries: Marika Koroibete, Cooper Cronk
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (1/2)
Penalty Goals:

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (12)
Tries: David Williams, Tom Symonds
Field Goals:
Conversions: David Williams (1/2)
Penalty Goals: David Williams (1/1)