Storm smash Dragons in high scoring affair



Too of the table clash although both sides are fairly depleted with a Origin around the corner.

Both sides keep finding ways to win and Storm were on the board first with a try to centre Curtis Scott. Cameron Smith converted to give the home side a 6-0 lead early.

The Dragons didn’t take long to hit back though former Storm player Kurt Man.  Captain widdop evened the scores with the conversion in the 17th minute.

Storm hit back quickly when Brodie Croft jagged a try and Smith converted and the Storm were in front again.

This game was back and forth for the opening stanza as Dragons were the next to score and even he scores up at 12-12 with PNG International Nene MacDonald doing what he does best and findi his way to the line.

Storm took the lead in the 33rd minute with centre Cheyse Blair going over the white stripe but captain Cameron Smith missed the conversion. Storm 16-12

Euan Aitken could’ve easily been missing his match as he was on the verge of being a Blues player and he got the Dragons in prime position to take the lead for the first time in the match and once Widdop converted the try Dragons were up 18-12 but the lead didn’t last long when Ryan Hoffman snagged a long range try on the stroke of half time. Smith Converted and Storm went into the halftime break with a 22-18 lead.

The second half began with Storm taking a further lead with a penalty goal. 24-18.

The Dragons just weren’t going away and evened the scores up again in the 50th minute after Luciano Leilua scored the levelling Try which Gareth widdop converted. 24-24

The topsy turvey nature of the match would not let up as Storm were next to score again through Young Tonumaipea but Cameron Smith couldn’t slot the conversion. Storm hit the lead 28-24.

Kurt Mann would go over only 3 minutes later putting the Dragons on even standing with Melbourne but Widdop as he does slots the conversion. Dragons 30-28.

It only took minutes to see another try and again it was Melbourne with Jahrome Hughes joining the Try scorers list. Cameron Smith finally converted another and the Storm took the lead 32-30 with 12 minutes to go.

Cheyse Blair went over a minute later and Storm started to have a hold on the match with Smith converting diving Storm a 40-30 lead with 10 to go.

The home side didn’t stop there and stretched their lead to 16 with Ryley Jacks scoring the try and Smith converting again.

Suliasi Vunivalu brought up the 50 for the home side and Smith converted to give them a 52-30 win.

Scoring Summary:

Storm:
8’ Curtis Scott (Try)
10’ Cameron Smith (Conversion)
21’ Brodie Croft (Try)
22’ Cameron Smith (Conversion)
33’ Cheyse Blair (Try)
40’ Ryan Hoffman (Try)
40’ Ryan Hoffman (Conversion)
42’ Cameron Smith (Penalty Goal)
56’ Young Tonumaipea (Try)
66’ Jahrome Hughes (Try)
68’ Cameron Smith (Conversion)
69’ Cheyse Blair (Try)
70’ Cameron Smith (Conversion)
72’ Ryley Jacks (Try)
74’ Cameron Smith (Conversion)
76’ Suliasi Vunivalu (Try)
77’ Cameron Smith (Conversion)

Dragons:
16’ Kurt Mann (Try)
17’ Gareth Widdop (Conversion)
25’ Nene MacDonald (Try)
26’ Gareth Widdop (Conversion)
35’ Euan Aitken (Try)
36’ Gareth Widdop (Conversion)
49’ Luciano Leilua (Try)
50’ Gareth Widdop (Conversion)
59’ Kurt Mann (Try)
60’ Cameron Smith (Conversion)

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