A masterclass from centre Jamie Lyon is the feature of this week’s Against The Odds series.
We take a look back at a 22-20 win over the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium in 2009 in the lead up to Friday night's Magic Round clash.
Round 9, 2009
A brilliant performance from centre Jamie Lyon saw the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles record a superb come from behind victory over the Brisbane Broncos.
Lyon was at his best, crossing for a hat-trick of tries and kicking three goals for a personal haul of 18 points to lift the Sea Eagles to a thrilling 22-20 win in front of more than 27,000 fans on a Sunday afternoon at Suncorp Stadium.
Winger Michael Bani also crossed for Manly in a game that saw the Sea Eagles show tremendous spirit to fight their way back after the Broncos raced to an early 16-0 lead.
The Sea Eagles had to fight to the very end after winger Antonio Winterstein scored his second try in the 77th minute off a huge Peter Wallace kick to make it 22-20.
Brisbane lock Corey Parker’s conversion attempt from the sideline to level the scores narrowly went to the right of the posts to give Manly victory.
It was a big win for the Sea Eagles with Brisbane having won six of their opening nine games while Manly had just three victories to their name after a slow start to the season.
The win was a defining one for the Sea Eagles with Coach Des Hasler’s men going on to win eight of their next 10 games to finish the regular season in fifth place. Manly were then knocked out of the finals by Melbourne in the first week of the qualifying finals.
Sea Eagles 22 (Jamie Lyon 3, Michael Bani tries, Lyon 3/4 goals) d Broncos 20 (Antonio Winterstein 2, Joel Clinton, Alex Glenn tries, Corey Parker 2/4 goals). Half-time: Broncos 16-6. Referees: Tony Archer, Matt Cecchin, Suncorp Stadium, Crowd: 27, 527.
1 Michael Robertson, 2 David Williams, 3 Jamie Lyon, 4 Steve Matai, 5 Michael Bani, 6 Chris Bailey, 7 Matt Orfod (c), 8 Brent Kite, 9 Matt Ballin, 15 Jason King, 11 Anthony Watmough, 12 Glenn Hall, 13 Glenn Stewart, bench: 14 Heath L’Estrange, 16 George Rose, 18 Shane Rodney, 21 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves. Coach: Des Hasler.
21 Gerard Beale, 2 Antonio Winterstein, 3 Steve Michaels, 5 Israel Folau, 14 Alex Glenn, 6 Darren Lockyer (c), 7 Peter Wallace, 8 Nick Kenny, 9 PJ Marsh, 10 Joel Clinton, 11 Sam Thaiday, 19 Palmer Wapau, 13 Corey Parker; bench: 12 Ben Te’o, 15 Aaron Gorrell, 17 Ashton Sims, 18 Lagi Setu; Coach: Ivan Henjak.