Credit to a determined Illawarra defence but the Seaeagles were a fraction out with timing & options of hitting the right man, the execution was effected by this. Good example was that Soward runaway try - the ball actually come off Snakes shoulder who was going over to make it 18-12 if its a clean ball. This game is not overly concerning & without looking for excuses a number of close & odd calls went the other way. King was the best foward on ground & DCE & Snake played well. If thats their best & Manly have 30% improvement which imo they do , the Seaeagles will get them when it counts.