Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles recorded their second win of the season in the Intrust Super Premiership at Lottoland today.
Fresh from their first win over Illawarra last week, the Sea Eagles were made to battle hard early before pulling away midway through the second half to record a good 32-24 victory.
The Knights opened the scoring in the third minute when centre Braden Robson crossed over in the right corner. Full-back Nick Meaney converted for a 6-0 lead.
Winger Kelepi Manu, who replaced Peter Schuster, opened the account for the home side when he dived over for a 6-4 scoreline.
Manu then grabbed his second try a few minutes later for an 8-6 lead before second-rower Jamil Hopoate crashed over under the posts for a 14-6 lead to the Sea Eagles after 20 minutes. The scores remained that way to half-time.
Newcastle pulled one back through a try to lock Josh King for a 14-12 scoreline in the 43rd minute.
A minute later, Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles half-back Pita Godinet scored a runaway try. Matthew Wright converted for a 20-12 scoreline.
The Sea Eagles then turned on some razzle dazzle resulting in a try to Dean Parata. Wright converted for a 26-12 lead.
Manu then grabbed his third try with Wright converting from the sideline for a 32-12 scoreline.
The Knights then scored two late tries for the 32-24 scoreline.
Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles team
1 Viliami Kaveinga
2 Pat Mataele
3 Jono Wright
4 Matt Wright
19 Kelepi Manu
6 Cameron Cullen
7 Pita Godinet (c)
8 Evrett Vaurasi
9 Joey Lussick
10 Tom Amone
11 Shaun Lane
12 Jamil Hopoate
14 Brendan Attwood (c)
15 Dean Parata
16 Tyler Cassel
17 Jake Samoa
20 Nick Kassis