Competition - NYC Premiership
Round - Round 02
Teams - Wests Tigers V Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 
Date - 12th of March 2016
Venue - Leichhardt Oval, Lilyfield, Sydney NSW
Photographer - Robb Cox

DCE says first win is not far off

Half-back Daly Cherry-Evans is ‘extremely confident’ the first win for the Sea Eagles is not far off.

With the Sea Eagles reeling near the bottom of the ladder after losses in the opening two rounds, Cherry-Evans says it is not a case of hitting the panic buttons just yet as the team prepares to clash with Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at Brookvale Oval this Monday night.

“We like to think our fans haven’t left us high and dry already. We are extremely confident we are able to get out of this sooner rather later, just knowing that we have built on our game despite not winning. We believe a win is very, very close,’’ Cherry-Evans said today.

“It has taken a lot longer than we would have liked. Round one would have been nice to hit the ground running.

“We have continued to work hard here at training. There were signs (against Wests Tigers) we have really improved. We put ourselves in a position to win the game on Monday but unfortunately that wasn’t to be.

“If we can do that again this week, I am sure we will learn from our mistakes as we have in previous weeks.”

Cherry-Evans said he and new halves partner Dylan Walker are reviewing their games together, and added he doesn’t feel any extra pressure being the main playmaker in the side this season.

“Anytime I wear the number seven jersey, I always feel the result may hinder on how I play. With two losses I am obviously very disappointed,’’ Cherry-Evans said.

“I know I have got the confidence of my team-mates and my coaching staff. As long as I continue to get the support (from) within the people who mean the most to me, I am going to be happy.

“I am going to continue to work hard to try and turn around. Hopefully a good game and a good win is next Monday night.”

Match Day Times

Gates open: 4.40pm

Holden Cup Kick-off: 4.45pm

NRL Kick-off: 7pm.

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