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Sea Eagles: On This Day - April 6

Let's take a look back at some of these great Manly Warringah wins 'On This Day', April 6.

Rd 1, 1957

The Sea Eagles opened the season with a 13-2 win over the Newtown Jets at Henson Park.

Coach Ken Arthurson would have been delighted with Manly’s defence in keeping the home side tryless.

Tryscorers for the Sea Eagles were George Hunter, Rex Mossop, and Ray Ritchie. Ron Willey kicked two goals.

Rd 2, 1969

Four field goals were kicked in Manly’s 17-15 win over the Parramatta Eels in front of more than 16,000 fans at the old Cumberland Oval.

The Eels scored three tries to one but it was Manly who walked away with the victory after Bob Batty kicked four goals from as many attempts. John Morgan scored Manly’s lone try.

The field goals proved crucial with Bob Fulton landing two and Dennis Ward one for the Sea Eagles. Dick Thornett kicked the Eels’ field goal.

Rd 3, 1975

The Sea Eagles scored three tries to one in their 15-3 win over Canterbury at Brookvale.

A home crowd of over 15,000 saw tries to Ray Branighan, Bob Fulton, and Phil Lowe crossed as Manly made it three straight wins.

Rd 2, 1980

Outstanding five-eighth Alan Thompson was the toast of Brookvale in the 22-7 win over the North Sydney Bears.

The Sunday afternoon ‘local derby’ saw Thompson score two tries and full-back Graham Eadie kick five goals in the win.

A Manly junior with the Narrabeen Sharks, Thompson scored 62 tries in 262 first grade games for Manly between 1973-84.

After playing in Manly's Reserve Grade winning 1973 Grand Final side, Thompson then played in the Sea Eagles’ winning 1976 and 1978 premiership winning teams.

He later captained the Sea Eagles and coached Manly’s first grade team in 1989.

Rd 5, 1986

Classy centre Dale Shearer scored two of Manly’s tries in the 18-8 win over the Illawarra Steelers.

The Sunday afternoon clash at the old Wollongong Showground saw the Sea Eagles lead 12-4 at half-time. Winger Phil Blake scored Manly’s other try in a game that saw second-rower Ron Gibbs sent to the sin-bin.

Rd 4, 1991

David Liddiard and Michael O’Çonnor got the Sea Eagles home in the local derby win over the North Sydney Bears.

Both players scored tries with full-back Matthew Ridge kicking three from four.

Rd 4, 2008

Prop Adam Cuthbertson (below) was one of three tryscorers for Manly in the 20-2 win over South Sydney.

The big prop managed eight tries in his four seasons at Manly. Four of those came in the 2008 premiership winning year.

Jamie Lyon and Brett Stewart also scored for Manly while half-back and captain Matt Orford kicked four from four.

Rd 4, 2019

Gun half-back Daly Cherry-Evans again stepped up under pressure to get the Sea Eagles home over South Sydney at Lottoland.

In an absolute thriller, Cherry-Evans kicked the match winning field goal in golden point to give Manly a 13-12 win to end Souths’ three game winning streak.

Hooker Manase Fainu and full-back Tom Trbojevic also scored for Manly.

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