We take a look at one of the classic Manly Warringah Sea Eagles victories against the Cronulla Sutherland Shark in our ‘Against The Odds’ series.
The two clubs will do battle this Thursday night at PointsBet Stadium, Cronulla.
Round 21, 2018, Shark Park
When it comes to clutch plays, this was one of the best from Daly Cherry-Evans.
The outstanding half landed a left foot field goal (yes, left foot!) to give the Sea Eagles a thrilling 33-32 victory in Golden Point.
Trailing 32-26 after 75 minutes, Cherry-Evans sent second-rower Joel Thompson over off a well-placed grubber kick to level the scores.
Match Highlights | Sharks v Sea Eagles
Three minutes later, Cherry-Evans missed with his first field goal attempt but the proven match-winner wasn’t going to waste a second opportunity when he switched his stance to land the match winner to give the Sea Eagles a memorable victory in Cronulla.
Cherry-Evans also kicked six goals from as many attempts to cap off a perfect day for the respected Manly captain.
Manly Warringah 33 (Shaun Lane 2, Joel Thompson, Tom Trbojevic, Dylan Walker tries, Cherry-Evans 6/6 goals, 1 field goal) d Cronulla-Sutherland 32 (Wade Graham, Valentine Holmes, Matt Moylan, Jesse Ramien, Aaron Woods tries, Valentine Holmes 6/7 goals). Half-time: Manly 20-18. Referees: Henry Perenara, Zbignew Przeklasa-Adamski. Crowd: 13,273.
Sea Eagles team: 1 Tom Trbojevic, 2 Jorge Taufua, 3 Moses Suli, 4 Brian Kelly, 5 Brad Parker, 6 Dylan Walker, 7 Daly Cherry-Evans (c), 8 Addin Fonua-Blake, 9 Manase Fainu 10 Martin Taupau, 11 Joel Thompson, 12 Shaun Lane 13 Jake Trbojevic; interchange: 15 Kelepi Tanginoa, 17 Taniela Paseka, 20 Jack Gosiewski. Coach: Trent Barrett.
Sharks team: 1 Valentine Holmes, 2 Josh Dugan, 3 Jesse Ramien, 4 Ricky Leutele 5 Sione Katoa, 6 Matt Moylan, 7 Chad Townsend, 8 Andrew Fifita, 9 Jayden Brailey, 10 Matt Prior, 11 Luke Lewis, 12 Wade Graham (c), 13 Paul Gallen (c), interchange: 14 Scott Sorensen, 15 James Segeyaro, 16 Aaron Woods, 17 Jason Bukuya. Coach: Shane Flanagan.