Penrith comeback to beat Manly


Penrith go into this match trying to get themselves back into the top 4 while Manly are trying to keep themselves off the bottom.

The first half of this match was a tight tussle and the first points came via a Daly Cherry-Evans Penalty Goal. Sea Eagles lead 2-0.

The Panthers hit back next with a try through Dean Whare. Nathan Cleary converted and Penrith take a 6-2 lead.

Rookie hooker Manase Fainu would score a try to give Manly the advantage going into halftime after Cherry-Evans converted and Manly lead 8-6 at the break.

Manly hit out quick to open the second half when Brian Kelly split the Penrith defence and passed to Cherry-Evans to streak away and score. Converting his own try and Manly lead 14-6.

The next 10 minutes saw Brian Kelly score a double and Cherry-Evans managed to convert one of his tries to give Manly a 24-6 advantage.

Penrith started to mount a come back from the 67th minute when Josh Mansour crosses the white stripe then 2 minutes later Yeo went over with Cleary converting the Yeo Try. Waqa Blake scored in the next minute and Cleary converted and Manly lead 24-22.

Nathan Cleary was the hero in this Penrith comeback scoring a try to put his team ahead and converting giving his team a 28-24 win.

Scoring Summary:

Sea Eagles:
12’ Daly Cherry-Evans (Penalty Goal)
39’ Manase Fainu (Try)
40’ Daly Cherry-Evans (Conversion)
47’ Daly Cherry-Evans (Try)
49’ Daly Cherry-Evans (Conversion)
52’ Brian Kelly (Try)
58’ Brian Kelly (Try)
59’ Daly Cherry-Evans (Conversion)

Panthers:
25’ Dean Whare (Try)
26’ Nathan Cleary (Conversion)
67’ Josh Mansour (Try)
69’ Isaah Yeo (Try)
70’ Nathan Cleary (Conversion)
71’ Waqa Blake (Try)
73’ Nathan Cleary (Try)
74’ Nathan Cleary (Conversion)

Nath

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