5 Jul 2010

Warriors win three on the trot, climb into top eight

7:14 am on 5 July 2010

The Warriors coach Ivan Cleary hailed his side's 35-6 NRL win over Parramatta at Mt Smart Stadium last night as their best of the season.

The victory was a third on the trot for Cleary's side, who moved into the top eight after a solid performance over a struggling Eels side.

Stand in centre Lewis Brown opened the scoring for the home side, gathering up a grubber from Isaac John just in front of the Eel's goal line.

But in the 14th minute Auckland-bound Krisnan Inu briefly sparked an Eels revival with a well-weighted chip kick over the Warriors' defence and the attack was finished off by Tom Humble, who dived over the line.

Just before the break Ben Matulino went through a hole left by Daniel Mortimer and Justin Horo to give the Warriors to a 12-6 lead at the break.

Eearly in the second spell Manu Vatuvei stripped the ball off Inu a few metres from the visitors' line and went in for the points while Maloney and Brown caused further pain for the Eels with late tries.