Full Time
80:00
4:10pm Sun April 8, 2018
Round 5 - ANZ Stadium - Crowd: 10061
79min

Parramatta's short kickoff doesn't go the ten, it's a Penrith penalty on halfway and that will be all she wrote.

79min

Penalty Goal: Panthers
Kicked by James Maloney.

A penalty in range, no mistake from Maloney.

Panthers lead Eels 6 - 12 Panthers
76min

Penrith go close as Mansour goes to the line but he's stopped short and loses it.

74min

Josh Hoffman dives for the line... but is so far short and goes into touch... oh dear!

71min

The Eels force a repeat set.

69min

Nothing doing with Penrith's set on Parramatta's line and the Eels come away with it - and get a penalty too. Huge chance if the hosts can find some attacking spark.

69min

Penrith force the Eels into a drop-out. Waqa Blake down for the county for a moment, but he's back on.

66min

Campbell-Gillard forces the error from Michael Jennings. Parramatta can't cop a break.

65min

A 40/20 that isn't for the Eels - Norman with a long kick which Penrith try to keep in, but Edwards puts it out inadvertently. Parramatta scrum.

63min

Nothing doing for the Eels after multiple sets. Maloney gets the ball from a loose pass and it's Penrith trying to emerge from their own half - if they can hold it.

60min

Parramatta with nothing doing on the last - Kikau appears to come away with a loose Eels pass, but he's ruled to have knocked it on. A few plays later and the hosts now get a penalty and the officials call out Peter Wallace for a chat.

59min

Plenty of side-to-side, pedestrian attack but no points in the last fifteen minutes. Eels on the attack right now.

51min

The Eels look likely... and then there's an error. Brutal Penrith defence.

49min

Parramatta looking dominant thus far, although Penrith have a penalty and go on the attack.

45min

Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Moses nails the conversion from out wide.

Panthers lead Eels 6 - 10 Panthers
44min

Try: Eels
Scored by George Jennings. Kick to come.

Miscommunication at the back off an Eels kick which leaves Mansour and Edwards all at sea - George Jennings swoops and it's try time for the Eels!

Panthers lead Eels 4 - 10 Panthers
40min

Penalty Goal: Panthers
Kicked by James Maloney.

Maloney adds another two just before the break after Parramatta are penalised again.

Panthers lead Eels 0 - 10 Panthers
38min

Penrith with some great defence to keep the Eels out again - this time an error off a Moses pass cruels the hosts' chances.

36min

A quick bunker referral for Penrith as Maloney crashes over but there's an obstruction in the lead up which stops Will Smith being able to make a tackle. No try, penalty Eels.

31min

Moeroa comes off for a HIA.

30min

Mannah returns from the sin bin.

26min

End to end stuff since the try, both sides a bit slippery on their feet and struggling to handle the ball.

22min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by James Maloney.

Maloney makes it look easy from out wide.

Panthers lead Eels 0 - 8 Panthers
22min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Josh Mansour. Kick to come.

Maloney finds the Eels wing men pushed too far up and kicks in behind for Mansour, who pounces easily.

Panthers lead Eels 0 - 6 Panthers
20min

Mannah gets his marching orders for the same professional foul Merrin did. Quick tap, never onside.

19min

Penrith pick up a penalty with Tim Mannah catching James Maloney around the chops.

17min

Merrin's back on for the Penrith side as Parramatta pack the scrum.

17min

Quick hands down the left but Kikau is thinking too far ahead and spills it.

15min

Nathan Brown poleaxes Reagan Campbell-Gillard and forces the error just inside Parramatta territory. Big moment for the blue and gold there, plenty of passion around the side. They have the scrum.

12min

Parramatta try to go to the edges with a high kick on the last but they can't keep it in. Handover for the Panthers.

9min

Tyrone Peachey forces the turnover, Will Smith losing the ball. Penrith breathe a sigh of relief.

8min

Mansour gets a hand to an Eels pass, which gives Parramatta another set through a scrum just 10m from the Penrith line.

6min

Professional foul - delaying a quick tap Merrin and he's off for ten.

5min

Edwards spills the kickoff. Drop-out Penrith.

4min

Penalty Goal: Panthers
Kicked by James Maloney.

Jimmy Maloney takes the early points and Penrith have a two point lead.

Panthers lead Eels 0 - 2 Panthers
4min

Penrith with the early running after picking up a couple of penalties. Maloney looks like he'll take the two.

1min

We're underway at ANZ.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Henry Perenara, Ben Cummins

Touch Judges: Michael Wise, Jeff Younis

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Luke Patten

PARRAMATTA EELS (6)
Tries: George Jennings
Field Goals:
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (1/1)
Penalty Goals:

PENRITH PANTHERS (12)
Tries: Josh Mansour
Field Goals:
Conversions: James Maloney (1/1)
Penalty Goals: James Maloney (3/3)