Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have recorded a 32 - 12 victory over the Newcastle Knights at Lottoland tonight in round 14 of the Holden Cup competition.
The Sea Eagles opened the scoring in the thirteenth minute when Five-eighth Tom Wright intercepted a cross-field kick and ran 80 metres to score under the sticks. Jade Anderson converted soon after for a 6 – 0 lead.
Manly held out an arsenal of Knights defence but the young Sea Eagles proved too strong for the visitors in the opening 40 minutes.
Brad Parker showing his first grade experience scoring Manly’s second of a well-calculated set play. Anderson converted his second putting Manly in front by 12.
A Newcastle mistake well inside their own half proved costly after utility forward Haumole Olakauátu capitalised to score Manly’s third of the half. Anderson converted, 18 – 0 lead at the break.
Knights get back into the game early after Mitch Andrews powers over to open the score for the visitors. Kanioa Gudegon adding the extra two, 18 – 6 Manly lead.
Tom Wright answers back immediately with an individual try. Jade Anderson fails to convert, 22 – 6 Manly lead.
The Knights get their second after winger Kanioa Gudegon makes a fifty metre break. Gudegon converts his own try, 22 – 12 Manly lead.
The Sea Eagles went to a 28 - 12 lead when Anderson scored on the left edge, converting his own try after 50 minutes of play.
The young Sea Eagles get the last laugh when winger Alfred Smalley uses his strength to snatch Manly’s 6th after 65 minutes of play, final score 32 – 12 Manly.