Pearce slots the field goal after a quick play the ball! Knights get up!
Brock Lamb has a crack at field goal and it's charged down. Knights regather and Guerra almost scores.
Pearce shapes for a field goal, but steps the defence and chips for Ross. Uate knocks on, Ross regathers and grubbers through but the Manly defence knock it dead. 6 more for the Knights.
Another DCE field goal attempt is waved away.
Tanginoa tries to kill himself with a damaging hit up, ploughing into Barnett.
DCE was set for afield goal attempt but the rushing defence denied him. Time to swap sides.
Pearce kicks the skin off that field goal attempt and shaves the left side of the post and is waved away.
DCE with a shot at the field goal but he's pushed it to the right of the posts.
Both sides playing risk free football so far, both playing up the middle and kicking to the corners.
Full time and we're off to the point of gold
SCRUM MANLY - Pearce with a nice kick finds touch 15 metres from the Manly line.
DCE from just off centre and 39 metres out and he nails it.
PENALTY MANLY - Knights offside. Manly 38m out and look set to be taking a shot at penalty goal to level scores.
Manly manage to keep the Knights out after several repeat sets.
Knights get a repeat set after Manly knock a grubber dead.
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Manly offside. Knights stay on the attack.
Ross denied a try in the corner after DCE hits his outstretched arm
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Jake Trbojevic pinged for backchatting, ending a sloppy minute of play where both sides had lost control of the ball.
SCRUM MANLY - Pearce looking to pass out the back but instead hits Barnett who doesn't know whats going on.
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Pearce's crossfield kick is dropped by the Manly defenders. Knights get another set just 10m from the Manly line.
Ponga almost slices through again.
Croker spills the ball and Barnett regathers a metre from the tryline and gets across the Manly line b ut is held up by Kelly.
Nice grubber by Brock Lamb is cleaned up well by Taufua in his own in-goal, but manages to get into the field of play.
Turnover after Watsons knocks on, on the last tackle
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Fonua Blake with a dumb penalty, tries to hurdle Ross playing the ball.
Ponga from almost in front converts and the Knights lead with 20 to go.
Pearce with a tidy short ball to Fitzgibbon who hits and spins then crashes over.
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Manly off-side
DCE goes himself short side but loses the ball in a tackle by Ponga. Turn over.
Taufua close to scoring but is ruled to be held up, with Ponga again pivotal.
PENALTY MANLY - Watson collects Croker very high, no malice or injuries. Just sloppy.
DCE kicks into a Knights player and collects the ricochet, then makes a break but is brought down 15m shy of the line.
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Fonua-Blake pinged for not playing the ball properly.
DCE from touch misses by plenty
Kelly scores after holding the ball up and threatening to flick it to his outside man. The defence held off him too much and Kelly made them pay.
DROP OUT - KNIGHTS - Tom Trbojevic with a deft grubber and chase, but the Knights force it dead. Manly stay on the attack.
PENALTY MANLY - Knights players offside
Ponga with a stunning trysaving tackle to deny Uate a try in the corner
PENALTY MANLY - Knights trying to work the tackled player. Manly take the quick tap. Deep inside the Knights half now.
Strong bullocking run by Taufua
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Sironen gives away a dumb penalty after pushing Ponga over after the tackle was completed. Knights on the attack now.
Croker offloads to no one and the Knights regain possession.
SCRUM KNIGHTS - DCE drops it ice cold.
Citrus break is done for and we're back.
Players couldn't be bothered setting the scrum and walk off for oranges instead
SCRUM MANLY - Pearce nabbed for a forward pass.
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Koroisau thrashing about trying to get to his feet, loses the ball clean. Knights 35 metres from the Manly line.
DCE from practically right in front adds the extras.
Lane receives a great short ball from Koroisau at dummy half and plants it next to the upright.
PENALTY MANLY - Buhrer offside as Taufua nearly scored however was pinged for double movement.
PENALTY MANLY - Knights holding down too long. Manly 10m from the Knights line
PENALTY MANLY - Knights ruled off side on the first tackle.
SCRUM MANLY - Pearce kicks for touch and finds it 10 metres out from the Manly line.
Griffin from dummy half darts over, bumps off the defence low and spins to get over the line and score
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Manly again with hands on the ball.
SCRUM KNIGHTS - 3 scrums in a row now! Sironen drops it cold on the first play from the scrum.
SCRUM MANLY - SKD on the first hit up spills the pill. Manly 10m out from the Knights line
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Tom Trbojevic very nearly takes a chip kick to score, but knocks on into Ponga's hands.
SCRUM KNIGHTS - A poor DCE pass to Croker was fumbled forwards into Tom Trbojevic's hands.
PENALTY MANLY - Hands on the ball. Knights discipline dropping off in the last few minutes.
PENALTY MANLY - Knights holding on too long in the tackle.
A DCE grubber very nearly produces a try for Kelly, who has grounded the ball dead.
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Eventually. Uate penalised for something trivial and petty.
SCRUM MANLY - Guerra tries for an offload and loses the ball. Manly off the hook.
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Pearce kicks for SKD, but the ball is batted dead by Taufua. Knights get 6 again and are 10m from the Manly line,
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Manly inside the ten.
DCE from touch and looking into the sun slots the extras
A good string of catching and passing to the left side by Manly gives Taufua a stroll over for a four pointer.
A DCE half chip-half bomb is missed by everyone before being cleaned up by the Knights, who are forced in goal
Ponga curls the kick in and the Knights go up by 6.
Ponga gets outside Sironen and crashes over for a strong try.
Ponga slips through the defence 6m out from the Manly line and may have scored
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Newcastle's quick play the balls catching the Manly defence lying all over the ruck. Knights on the attack now.
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Ponga collected high after catching a chip kick
All of Newcastle have turned up to watch their side take on Manly. And we're underway!
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Adam Gee, Gavin Reynolds
Touch Judges: Kasey Badger, Phil Henderson
Video Referee: Luke Patten, Henry Perenara
NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (19)
Tries: Kalyn Ponga, Slade Griffin, Lachlan Fitzgibbon
Field Goals: Mitchell Pearce (1/1)
Conversions: Kalyn Ponga (3/3)
MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (18)
Tries: Jorge Taufua, Shaun Lane, Brian Kelly
Conversions: Daly Cherry-Evans (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Daly Cherry-Evans (1/1)