Storm Grind out a win over the Warriors 12-6

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Match Review 
After an early try to Will Chambers, the Warriors score from a bat back from David Fusitua onto Gerard Beale to score in the corner. A pretty intense first 10 minutes
The next 10 minutes settle down to nice back and forth, Mason Lino drops it on the foot early in the tackle count to force a dropout.

Some scrappy play from a bad offload leads to an apparent knock-on, handing the ball back to the Storm. End to end play with great positional kicks for both teams.

Both sides feeling eachother out, a penalty gives the Storm good position. Double knock on gives the ball back to the Warriors. Both teams going back and forth, only mistakes giving the ball back to the other team. A freak overhead pass from Slater goes out on the full very unusual for the Storm.

After Lino and Luke can't work out who's at dummy half, s aimple play the ball gives the Storm
Kata gets the ball, then Slater strips him, then Lino, Kata carry Slater over the sideline, amazing amount of action in a tiny bit of space.

Both teams settle back into the arm wrestle, penatlies and mistakes pretty even.
Welsh is held up on the last, the Warriors maintaining their defense.

Jerome Hughes puts it up for Vunivalu to score in the corner pushing around Kata with his size and reach.

 A no try after Kata double movement gives the ball to the Storm who march up the field and force a dropout. Johnson takes  a short one and from a massive bat back the Warriors have the ball. Lots of back and forth again and great defense from both teams. Ken Maumalo tramples over Hughes after a failed one on one strip and a second tackle from Smith leads to a scrum for the Storm.

Hoffman drops the ball in great field position, letting the Warriors off the hook. Tevaga penalised for being offside on a kick chase. The Storm make their way down the field to force another drop out. Johnson drop kicks it out on the full only to hand 2 point penalty to the Storm

Accidental offside from a bad Warriors offload gives the Storm great field position. Slater too eager to play the ball kicks it forward and hands possession back to the Warriors. Errors on both sides making for a scrappy game

The Warriors have had some chances but unable to capitalise. The Storm look ominous to score down the sideline until Vunivalu drops the ball.

With a penalty goal to Cameron smith right out front the Storm thought they had closed it out only for the Warriors for get the ball from the kickoff.  Smith tries to kick it out, for Tuivasa-Sheck to pick up the ball on the sideline, the Warriors trying to steal it at the death but the Storm continued to grind to take the win and the top of the ladder

- Jeremy

3' Will Chambers not converted
40' Vunivalu not converted by Smith
56" Penalty Goal Smith

8' Gerard Beale scores.


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