By James Phelps May 24, 2008 http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,23749747-5001023,00.html MANLY skipper Matt Orford accused the Sea Eagles of "self-destructing" during last night's shock loss to the Dragons, before warning: "We are not one of the top teams". The Sea Eagles' halfback opened up on his team after the Dragons stole an unlikely 20-18 victory at Brookvale Oval. "We can't put ourselves on a pedestal," Orford said. "We are not one of the top teams and we have a long way to go. We are all filthy on ourselves, the way we performed tonight. We showed no discipline and respect for the ball. "It was just a very disappointing night. No one stuck their hand up." In a game riddled with errors, Orford said the Sea Eagles failed to build pressure and stick to coach Des Hasler's game plan. "We forced things," Orford said. "We had to build more pressure and spend time down their end, but we didn't. We just can't complete this year. We come up with stupid errors around the play-the-ball and give away possession - but that is not taking away anything from the Dragons. "They came here and stuck to their game plan and we just self-destructed." An irate Hasler was equally scathing, accusing his team of "taking the foot off the throat". "All the stats pointed our way," Hasler said. "We just overplayed our hand and weren't patient. We bombed tries and they kept on coming. The disappointing thing is we had the game in control and still managed to lose it. We need to regroup. "I told the players at the game how hard two points are to get. We gave two points away today." Manly full-back Brett Stewart was adamant he scored what could have been the match-winner late in the game. Video referee Phil Cooley ruled Stewart failed to ground the ball.