Full Time
80:00
7:50pm Fri August 31, 2018
Round 25 - AAMI Park - Crowd: 20637
80min

PANTHERS WIN - JAC puts boot to ball but the Panthers are there to clean it up and they win the game

80min

ONE SECOND

79min

54 seconds for the Panthers to survive on their own line and four tackle down

78min

Olam through and now the Storm DEEP in attack

76min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Cameron Smith converts from close range and it's a converted try

Panthers lead Storm 16 - 22 Panthers
75min

Try: Storm
Scored by Scott Drinkwater. Kick to come.

GAME ON - Some good hands from the Storm in particular Bromwich who finds Scott Drinkwater who scores next to the posts

Panthers lead Storm 14 - 22 Panthers
75min

Time off as James Maloney stays down for an injury... looks nothing serious at this stage

74min

Ball takes a left handed bounceon Josh Mansour on the kick off but he gets it to RCG who is trapped ingoal

74min

Conversion: Panthers
Attempted by Nathan Cleary.

Nathan Cleary's kick isn't too far off the posts BUT again it misses... it's his fifth miss of the night

Panthers lead Storm 10 - 22 Panthers
73min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Christian Crichton. Kick to come.

Jeez the Panthers are on fire tonight.... Christian Crichton leaps like bear catching a salmon as he takes an intercept of a Cheyse Blair pass to JAC who if he took it scores

Panthers lead Storm 10 - 22 Panthers
70min

Conversion: Panthers
Attempted by Nathan Cleary.

Nathan Cleary from the same spot as his last two kicks over corrects and this has too much hook and misses to the left of the posts

Panthers lead Storm 10 - 18 Panthers
69min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Waqa Blake. Kick to come.

BUNKER: What has happened there? Maloney kicks for touch... It hits a Melbourne players bounces friendly for the Panthers who kick it forward off the mark and then Cleary picks it up kicks out to Blake... checking Grounding and it's all OK

Panthers lead Storm 10 - 18 Panthers
67min

A good bounce for the Panthers forces Justin Olam into his own ingoal to clean up a Cleary kick

64min

BUNKER: Justin Olam has gone over in the corner again but Kasey Badger has tipped to Peter Gough she thinks it's NO TRY and that's what it stays as, Olam into touch as he grounds it

58min

Scott Drinkwater tries to catch and pass in one motion but the Panthers defence are all over him and the Storm make an error on thei Panthers 10

57min

Poor end to the set for the Panthers as Maloney's kick is taken on the full ingoal by Drinkwater and then it's compounded with a high tackle against Maloney

56min

ICYMI: Tim Glasby won't return after being concussed in an awkward tackle during the first half

54min

Good set from the Panthers after points and the Storm are working the ball from their own 10... only 25m from their own line on tackle 4

53min

Conversion: Panthers
Attempted by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary's kick is the same as his last, doesn't get the fade to get it through the posts and it goes across the face of the posts

Panthers lead Storm 10 - 14 Panthers
51min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Waqa Blake. Kick to come.

James Maloney kicks the ball low and hard across field and and Olam loses it out the back and Blake dives on it and gets the green lights from the bunker

Panthers lead Storm 10 - 14 Panthers
51min

BUNKER: Waqa Blake is claiming a try after Olam knocks a Maloney kick backwards - live decision is TRY

50min

Scott Drinkwater decides to put his skates on after feigning to kick offloads to Cheyse Blair who throws the ball to the touch judge. Panthers now working it over halfway

49min

Panthers not making the metres this set down the right but they get into Melbourne territory

47min

Isaah Yeo puts boot to ball on tackle 4 and was nothing doing, waste of a good set for the Panthers

46min

Conversion: Panthers
Attempted by Nathan Cleary.

Nathan Cleary doesn't get the fade on the kick and it goes across the face and scores are level

Tied up at Storm 10 - 10 Panthers
44min

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

WOW... Absolute brilliance from the Panthers as they go down the short side and some great passing including an incredible no look pass from Kikau to Blake and the Panthers are on the board

Tied up at Storm 10 - 10 Panthers
43min

No pressure on Justin Olam has he takes a fingertips catch just off the ground

42min

Panthers back to the full 13 after a good set, The Storm have a good set as well

41min

NO TRY - No defender obstructed BUT Jahrome Hughes caught the ball on the inside shoulder and ran behind a lead runner. Penalty to Penrith

41min

BUNKER: Scott Drinkwater has crossed for a try on debut but it's sent to the bunker on NO TRY

40min

Jack Hetherington loses the ball play one from the kickoff

40min

Sides back out on the field at AAMI Park - The Storm have a 10-6 lead after having 70% of the ball first half. James Tamour with another 2 minutes in the sin bin

40min

Field Goal: Storm
Attempted by Cameron Smith.

Cameron Smith hits a field goal attempt but it hits the posts and DWZ cleans it up and that's half time.

Storm lead Storm 10 - 6 Panthers
40min

Good set after the penalty goal for the Panthers the Storm will work it from their own 30 inside the last 30 seconds

38min

Penalty Goal: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Nathan Cleary slots the penalty goal from right in front and the Panthers bring it back to within a converted try

Storm lead Storm 10 - 6 Panthers
36min

AND HERE COMES THE SQUARE UP - The Panthers then get two penalties in quick succession, first for a flop after Crichton took a quick 20m restart and then Melbourne called offside

36min

The Storm get another set on the Panthers line after DWZ is bundled into touch trying to collect a kick

35min

Penalty Goal: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Cameron Smith pilots the penalty goal in from right in front

Storm lead Storm 10 - 4 Panthers
34min

James Tamou is now off to the sin bin... Gerard Sutton blew another penalty against the Panthers and there was no explanation of why

33min

Penalty Goal: Storm
Attempted by Cameron Smith.

Cameron Smith hits a penalty go straight into the posts and two tackles later guess what... Melbourne get their ELEVENTH penalt

Storm lead Storm 8 - 4 Panthers
32min

Referees have no issue with a tackle from Peachey on Jacks who stays down and surprise surprise it's a penalty

29min

Melbourne lose the ball again.... OH WAIT it's a penalty -Penalty count now 9-2

28min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Cameron Smith adds the two points and extens the Melbourne lead

Storm lead Storm 8 - 4 Panthers
27min

Try: Storm
Scored by Felise Kaufusi. Kick to come.

When your gifted as much ball as Melbourne - Kaufusi shows and goes as he runs to the line and gets through to score.

Storm lead Storm 6 - 4 Panthers
24min

Melbourne getting all the breaks there as DWZ is stripped of the ball it travels backwards but again call favours the Storm

22min

Justin Olam gets the ball on the outside and gets the ball down in the corner but Kasey Badger has her flag up and it's no try

21min

Melbourne lose the ball... Oh wait it's ANOTHER penalty to the Storm - Count now 8-2

19min

The Storm getting ANOTHER piggyback up the field and the Panthers can't seem to win with Gerard Sutton - Penalty count favouring the home side 7-2

18min

Josh Mansour is off to the sin bin in an absolutely horrendous call with the bunker ruling Justin Olam being held off during a kick chase despite the replays showing Mansour used his shoulder which is legal

16min

Panthers not getting away with anything after Gerard Sutton rules James Fisher-Harris made late contact on Jacks which looked a fair call

15min

Good set from the Panthers and then a good kick chase nails Scott Drinkwater deep in his own territory

15min

Conversion: Panthers
Attempted by Nathan Cleary.

Nathan Cleary kick looks on target but it turns too much and whacks into the left upright and away

Panthers lead Storm 2 - 4 Panthers
13min

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

Josh Mansour in the left corner goes from dummy half and Mansour uses his strength down the left and uses the space left to score on the last

Panthers lead Storm 2 - 4 Panthers
12min

DWZ tries to go from dummy half and loses the ball

8min

Panthers again cop the brunt of referee Sutton who penalises Josh Mansour for not playing the ball properly despite being held by THREE Storm players as he plays it

6min

Penalty Goal: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Referee Sutton finds a second penalty against the Panthers on their own line and Cameron Smith obliges the good field position and adds the two

Storm lead Storm 2 - 0 Panthers
4min

Panthers make good metres in the set and get to the kick and then somehow are penalised for an obstruction despite being allowed to kick the ball

1min

DWZ with the miraculous hands after he almost lost the ball on the kick catching

Gerard Sutton calls time on and we're underway at AAMI Park - The Panthers kick us off and the Storm use the ball first

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Gerard Sutton, Peter Gough

Touch Judges: Kasey Badger, Brett Suttor

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Luke Patten

MELBOURNE STORM (16)
Tries: Felise Kaufusi, Scott Drinkwater
Field Goals: Cameron Smith (0/1)
Conversions: Cameron Smith (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (2/3)

PENRITH PANTHERS (22)
Tries: Josh Mansour (2), Waqa Blake (2), Christian Crichton
Field Goals:
Conversions: Nathan Cleary (0/5)
Penalty Goals: Nathan Cleary (1/1)