In the clear...Five-eighth Pita Godinet splits the Penrith defence at H.E Laybutt Field today.
Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles suffered a 28-12 loss to Penrith Panthers in the Intrust Super Premiership competition today.
The round nine match also doubled as the first ‘local derby’ following the joint venture partnership between Blacktown Workers and Manly Warringah Sea Eagles.
Penrith opened the scoring in the fifth minute when the ball was spread left for winger Lachlan Stein to dive over in the corner. Full-back Dylan Edwards converted for a 6-0 lead.
The Panthers applied plenty of pressure in the opening 15 minutes but some poor handling cost them points.
A spilt bomb from Te Maire Martin led to Penrith’s second try under the posts to second-rower Jack Hetherington. Edwards converted for a 12-0 lead after 20 minutes.
The Sea Eagles opened their account when hooker Joey Lussick dived over from dummy half. It came on the back of an intercept pass by winger Viliami Kaveinga who race 60 metres downfield. Lussick failed to convert own try from next to the posts for a 12-4 scoreline after 29 minutes.
Quick hands to the left saw the ball find Sea Eagles winger Peter Schuster plant the ball down in the corner for a 12-8 scoreline after 37 minutes.
The Panthers hurt the Sea Eagles inside the final minute with a try to winger Christian Chricton for a 16-8 lead at half-time.
Penrith punished the Sea Eagles again early in the second half through a try to centre Samisoni Langi for a 20-8 lead after full-back Matthew Wright drop the ball in trying to take a quick re-start on his 20 metre line. A few plays later, Penrith scored.
A great break up the middle by five-eighth Pita Godinet led to a fine try by the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles when centre Jonathan Wright crossed over in the left corner a few plays later. Matthew Wright failed to convert the try for a 20-12 scoreline after 50 minutes.
Some great defence by the Sea Eagles stopped Stein from trying to score in the 65th minute.
The loss leaves Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles on the bottom of the ladder with two wins from nine matches.
Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles will play Wyong Roos at Mory Breen Oval on Saturday, May 13, at 3pm. There are no Intrust games next weekend due to the representative round.
Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles team
1 Matthew Wright
2 Viliami Kaveinga
3 Jonathan Wright
4 Pat Mataele
5 Peter Schuster
6 Pita Godinet
7 Cameron Cullen
8 Shaun Lane
9 Joey Lussick
10 Tom Amone
11 Jarrad Kennedy
12 Brendan Attwood (c)
13 Jamil Hopoate
14 Dean Parata
15 Jacob Samoa
16 Evrett Vaurasi
17 Kelepi Manu