Cherry on top for DCE
FIRST his wallet and now the scoreboard has vindicated the backflip by Daly CherryEvans, with the star Manly halfback walking away from the Gold Coast both richer and happier.
If ever there was a moment when Cherry- Evans would look back upon his infamous decision to renege upon his Titans deal to sign a $ 10 million lifetime bonanza at the Sea Eagles it was last night, when the two sides met to save their respective seasons.
Manly not only came up trumps, they dismantled, embarrassed and walloped the Titans with a 38- 6 caning in front of 9632 fans at Cbus Super Stadium.
It was the biggest ever loss by the Titans at home and if not for a try to debutant Nathaniel Peteru with one minute to go it would’ve been the second time they had failed to score any points in a game this season.
Compounding an injury crisis that had the Titans start last night without nine NRL top liners, skipper Nate Myles left the field clutching his right arm in the second half and did not return.
On a freezing night the Sea Eagles hit red hot form to race in four first- half tries, going to the sheds 20 points up on the scoreboard and miles ahead in the contest.
“We’re playing a really good brand of football,” CherryEvans said at the break.
“We’ve got one more half to go and if we play like that I have no doubt we’ll come away with two points.”
Cherry- Evans was booed with every touch, even as he threw a superb cut- out pass to put Tom Trbojevic across for the first try after 11 minutes.
“I don’t know what it’s about,” he said.
“I’m having fun and we’re winning, so they’ll be quiet soon.”