Sea Eagles Member Joyce Allan was Manly’s Match Day Member at Lottoland on Sunday.
Joyce was randomly selected from our Member database to participate in a ‘Member Exclusive’ opportunity to be a part of our match day against the Wests Tigers.
Here is her story of the day in her own words.
My Match Day Experience
The day started with a lot of promise. A tasty meal and a raffle win at Manly Leagues Club, then off to Lottoland.
The large crowd was encouraging - 70/30 Sea Eagles supporters - but it was the Tigers mob that got into full voice early.
Still, not one to give up on a Manly comeback, the Sea Eagles supporters kept up their vocal encouragement, (and admittedly a lot of groans,) despite the numerous dropped balls and some poor last tackle defence.
The loss was disappointing, but it was an interesting experience going to the press conference after the game.
Held in a sombre mood, Manly Coach Trent Barrett said he was very disappointed with the lack of concentration which led to another Tigers try just before half-time.
Manly would have had a chance at 14-0 gap at half-time, but conceding that additional try just made the job virtually impossible.
I like to thank the Sea Eagles for the opportunity of attending the press conference , and meeting Trent and Daly Cherry-Evans.
The team will just have to regroup and work on beating the Eels on Sunday.
And as the saying goes - "there's always next week." Go Manly!