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DCE field goal keeps Manly in the finals race

Alan Nicolea Roar Guru

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    Daly Cherry-Evans landed the winning field goal for Manly and the Sea Eagles can now make the finals with a draw or a win after the most dramatic of circumstances here, beating the Warriors 22-21.

    The Warriors competed well and looked to have secured the win when they led by seven points with five minutes remaining.

    Tom Trbojevic scored a late try to keep Manly in the game before Cherry-Evans once again kicked a clutch field goal to force golden point.

    From there, Manly were composed and Cherry-Evans sealed a remarkable win with yet another field goal that allows Manly to secure a remarkable victory over the Warriors.

    With this result, the Raiders season is officially over and the Dragons now must defeat the Panthers this afternoon to stay in touch with the top eight.

    Overall, a terrific result for the Sea Eagles ahead of a final round clash against the Panthers. The Warriors tried hard but yet again, fail to close out a match they should have gone on to win.

    Another painful lesson in a painful season for New Zealand.

    Alan Nicolea
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      August 27th 2017 @ 6:08pm
      Alan Nicolea said | August 27th 2017 @ 6:08pm | ! Report


      Manly have not secured a finals spot after the Dragons produced the upset win over Penrith. Manly will have to secure at least a draw or win next week against Penrith to secure a place in the finals.

      Panthers 14
      Dragons 16

    • August 28th 2017 @ 10:30am
      Mals said | August 28th 2017 @ 10:30am | ! Report

      Who matches your photos with the story?

      This is an old photo. Manly are not sponsored by Coco Joy anymore and were wearing white jersies yesterday. This is probably a photo from last year when DCE kicked a field goal to win it.

    • August 28th 2017 @ 7:28pm
      Matt said | August 28th 2017 @ 7:28pm | ! Report

      You’re kind of still wrong there, Alan. Manly or Penrith can lose and still make the finals if either Cowboys lose by enough (re Manly), or Dragons lose (full stop). So saying Manly need to win or draw isn’t quite right.

      There’s four teams chasing the last three spots.
      Any of the four could be the one team to drop out. Any of the four.

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