Pan­thers up to sec­ond

Weekend Herald - - Your Sporting Weekend -

The Pen­rith Pan­thers cap­i­talised on some soft New­cas­tle de­fence to score two early tries last night, set­ting them on the way to a 29-18 NRL win. The Pan­thers led 12-0 af­ter 15 min­utes and while the Knights scored three tries, they were un­able to get closer than six points. For­mer War­rior James Maloney had an ex­cel­lent day with the boot, con­vert­ing all four of his side’s tries, while also kick­ing two penal­ties and a field goal in the sec­ond half. The win lifted Pen­rith to sec­ond, level with the War­riors, while the Knights stay

10th. The bat­tle of the base­ment clubs — 15th-placed Can­ter­bury against

16th-placed Par­ra­matta — re­sulted in a 20-12 win for the Bull­dogs in last night’s late game. The scores were level at 12-12 when Adam El­liott scored what proved the win­ning try in the

71st minute, div­ing on the ball af­ter Clin­ton Guther­son’s at­tempt to clear the ball from his in-goal re­sulted in an air kick.

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