Panthers continue good form as Eels are still winless

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The Penrith Panthers defeated the Parramatta Eels 12-6

The match featured some fairly stiff attack, with low completion rates and a high penalty count from both teams.
The Eels had plenty of attacking opportunities and enjoyed a fair share of the ball but they didn't ask any questions of the Penrith defence, 
The Panther's defence was outstanding which regularly rushed up to shut down Eels halves Corey Norman and Mitch Moses who had no time to look for any options.
Penrith had got on the board in just the fifth minute through a Maloney penalty goal but a Dylan Edwards error from the restart handed the ball back to the Eels.
It was from that set the Panthers conceded a penalty that allowed a Kaysa Pritchard a quick tap to catch Merrin offside. The quick tap from Pritchard caught Merrin in an offside position which Henry Peranara (Referee) decided to send him to the sin bin for 10 minutes due to a professional foul.

Shortly after Merrin's return Tim Mannah re-paid the favour in an almost identical circumstance and unlike Penrith – who held their line for the 10 minutes they were down to 12 men – the Eels cracked almost immediately through a perfectly placed kick from James Maloney catching Michael Jennings out of position.

While Parramatta looked largely out of ideas in their regular journeys into Penrith's red zone, they did create one half chance in the 27th minute through a left-edge overlap however it was spoiled once Josh Hoffman dropped the ball with the line begging.
Michael Jennings went close on the other side of the field only five minutes later while James Maloney looked to have scored just before half-time only to be denied by an obstruction from James Tamou taking out Will Smith.
Maloney added a second penalty goal on the stroke of half-time for a 10-0 lead at the break.
The Eels desperately needed to be next to score and they got their wish shortly after the resumption as a mix up between Dylan Edwards and Josh Mansour from a Mitch Moses grubber handed George Jennings his second try in his second game for the club.
From here not much else happened however  the Panthers turned away a few late attacking raids, a late Maloney penalty goal sealed the 12-6 result.
Fewy's Player of the Game: Josh Mansour

Scoring Timeline:
George Jennings 42'
Mitchell Moses 44'



Penrith Panthers tries scored by:

Josh Mansour 19'


James Maloney 21'

Penalty Goals:

James Maloney 4'

James Maloney 40'

James Maloney 78'



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