21 Jun 2011

Manly pip Eels at home

7:38 am on 21 June 2011

A late try from Kieran Foran broke the hearts of a spirited Parramatta on Monday night, with the Manly half helping the Sea Eagles to a 22-18 win at Brookvale Oval which pushes them into second spot on the NRL ladder.

In a battle of the fullbacks, the Eels' Jarryd Hayne and the Sea Eagles' Brett Stewart both showed their class during a highly entertaining clash.

THe NSW winger Hayne produced two sublime no-look passes that led to tries for Luke Burt and Justin Horo in either half, but the resilient Sea Eagles stole the points to seal a sixth successive win.

While Hayne was taking centre stage for the Eels, Stewart was not out of the picture for long, linking up with his brother Glenn Stewart to put Williams in for his fifth try of the season.

With the clock ticking down the Sea Eagles somehow came up with the win when Williams' brilliant grubber-kick bisected the Eels' defence and Foran reacted quickest to dive on the ball and seal a gutsy win.