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Sea Eagles vs Bulldogs
Round 25 - FULL TIME
Fri 7:30pm 25 Aug 2006
Brookvale Oval
Referee: Sean Hampstead

Manly Sea Eagles: 21
Tries: Shayne Dunley, Matt Orford, Michael Robertson
Goals: Matt Orford 4/5
Field Goals: Matt Orford
Canterbury Bulldogs: 20
Tries: Nate Myles, Andrew Ryan, Andrew Emelio
Goals: Hazem El Masri 4/4

Good evening from Brookvale Oval. Tonight we have the Sea Eagles hosting a depleted Bulldogs team.

Last week Manly dealt to Souths 38-16, while the Bulldogs were hammered 30-0 by the Broncos.

Earlier in the year the Sea Eagles destroyed the Dogs 40-14.

The Bulldogs will play 1-17. Rose is on the bench for Manly.

1 min: We're underway at Brookvale. There is the possibility of thunderstorms tonight.

2 min: TRY Manly Sea Eagles
The Sea Eagles put in a clearing kick, El Masri lets it bounce, Orford recovers the ball and darts away to score. Orford converts.
Sea Eagles 6-0

5 min: The Bulldogs have a kick partially blocked, it is ruled not to have been played at and Utai gets tackled on the last.

7 min: Watmough and Miles have a bit of a push and shove in backplay.

7 min: VIDEO REF - For a Manly try...

7 min: TRY Manly Sea Eagles
Orford puts up a cross field kick, Robertson outjumps El Masri and dots down out wide. Orford converts from touch.
Sea Eagles 12-0

9 min: Maitua penalised for a high tackle on the try scorer.

10 min: Manly have the Bulldogs overawed at the moment.

14 min: TRY Canterbury Bulldogs
After a magnificent Patten kick return the Bulldogs get a penalty. Myles gets a short ball to crash over next to the posts. El Masri converts.
Sea Eagles 12-6

18 min: During a great hitup by Kite, Sonny Bill knocks the ball out of his grasp.

20 min: The Bulldogs get a lucky six-again call off a non-existant charge down, the Bulldogs get a dud call on a knock on a play later. Orford makes a break from the scrum base.

21 min: While Manly are hot on attack, Burns is penalised in possession for an improper play the ball despite Sherwin knocking him off his feet.

22 min: The Bulldogs go very close on the last tackle.

23 min: INJURY - Matai looking very groggy after being tackled. Manly are running through the Bulldogs like a good curry. The Manly defence isn't much better.

25 min: TRY Canterbury Bulldogs
Ryan gets across in similar fashion to Myles. This time it is a long pass from dummy half that had Ryan inside his defender and he crashed over. El Masri converts.
12 all.

30 min: Orford puts in a banana kick, Ryan takes it on the full and returns in with great strength.

31 min: 40/20 - Sherwin kicks fromm just inside the 40, finds touch just inside the 10.

32 min: Utai spills the ball with the line begging.

33 min: Matai breaks and kicks ahead. Penalty Manly as he was taken out after kicking.

34 min: Stewart attempts to dive over from dummy half, but he loses the ball in the process.

36 min: PENALTY GOAL Manly Sea Eagles
The Bulldogs are penalised for slowing down the play the ball. Orford nails the penalty goal.
Sea Eagles 14-12

37 min: Holdsworth penalised for a high tackle on Dunley.

38 min: VIDEO REF - For a Manly try...

38 min: TRY Manly Sea Eagles
Dunley runs right through the Bulldogs defence and score. Very questionable call. Orford misses.
Sea Eagles 18-12

Halftime: The Bulldogs did well to recover from trailing by 12 very early, but faltered late in the half and trail 18-12.

40 min: Back underway at Brookie, and the rain comes down.

42 min: Another clearing kick bounces brilliantly for Manly, but they get penalised for being offside.

43 min: TRY Canterbury Bulldogs
With Orford down injured, the Bulldogs find a gap in the defensive line and Emelio strolls across the tryline. Yet again very similar to the first two Bulldogs tries. El Masri converts.
18 all.

45 min: Menzies forces a Bulldogs error right in front of the posts just after the restart.

47 min: INJURY - Orford off the field after picking up a knee injury.

49 min: INJURY - Brad Morrin (Bulldogs) out for the night with a partial dislocation of his kneecap.

51 min: INJURY UPDATE - Orford getting his knee strapped. He may be able to return tonight.

53 min: It is really hosing down at the moment.

57 min: Plenty of errors in the game, not helped by the rain. McIlwain smashed by Matai.

59 min: 40/20 - Monaghan picks up a 40/20 for Manly. Manly waste the attacking chance by knocking on on tackle two.

60 min: NEWS - Orford back on the field.

64 min: Bulldogs starting to play their normal game, trying to force the error.

65 min: VIDEO REF - For a Bulldogs try...

65 min: NO TRY - Bulldogs
Ryan ruled to have knocked on over the goal line. Odd decision given the Dunley try earlier tonight.

68 min: PENALTY GOAL Manly Sea Eagles
Patten loses the ball and it is recovered by an offside player. Orford slots the two from 25 out, right in front.
Sea Eagles 20-18

70 min: CROWD - 20,163

72 min: PENALTY GOAL Canterbury Bulldogs
The Bulldogs catch the Sea Eagles offside. El Masri nails the penalty goal.
20 all.

74 min: Bulldogs lose the ball 40 out from their own line.

76 min: Manly look to score a try instead of the field goal, the ball goes dead.

78 min: FIELD GOAL Manly Sea Eagles
Orford lands a field goal.
Sea Eagles 21-20

Full Time: Manly 21 - Bulldogs 20

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