Sea Eagles defeat Bulldogs 18-6


Sea Eagles defeat Bulldogs 18-6.

With both sides looking towards 2019 this match doesn’t have much to play for but pride.

Manly opened the scoring with Daly Cherry-Evans kicking a Penalty Goal and Sea Eagles lead early 2-0.

The Bulldogs scored the first try of the match in the 19th minute through rookie winger Reimis Smith and Rhyse Martin slotted the conversion to give the Bulldogs a 6-2 lead.

Not much scoring in this first half as some opportunities went begging and in the 33rd minute Manly received a timely penalty and Cherry-Evans kicked the penalty goal.

Bulldogs went into the halftime break with a 6-4 lead.

Halftime Bulldogs 6-4.

To open the second half Manly hit quick through fullback Tom Turbo Trbojevic but Daly Cherry-Evans couldn’t convert the try but Manly had a slim 8-6 lead.

Turbo would go over for a double 4 minutes later and again Cherry-Evans couldn’t convert but Manly has a 12-6 lead.

Manly tested the Bulldogs defence a couple times before Addin Fonua-Blake scored a well deserved try in the 67th minute and this time Cherry-Evans kicked the conversion to go up 18-6.

The Bulldogs couldn’t mount any pressure and Manly held onto win 18-6.

Scoring Summary:

Sea Eagles:
6’ Daly Cherry-Evans (Penalty Goal)
33’ Daly Cherry-Evans (Penalty Goal)
45’ Tom Trbojevic (Try)
49’ Tom Trbojevic (Try)
67’ Addin Fonua-Blake (Try)
68’ Daly Cherry-Evans (Conversion)

Bulldogs:
19’ Reimis Smith (Try)
20’ Rhyse Martin (Conversion)

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