Shute Shield: Marlins Outgun Parramatta In Manly Oval Downpour

by Brendan Bradford - It was a classic case of one side making the most of its limited opportunities in atrocious conditions as Manly earned a five try to two, 33-14 win over Parramatta to exact revenge for a shock loss to the Two Blues back in round three. Getting out to a 5-0 lead after just a couple of minutes, Manly dominated the rest of the game as Parramatta misfired in the wet for the second week in succession. “We started quite well and scored a few tries on turnover ball,” said Manly coach Phil Blake. “Obviously you don’t get too many opportunities on days like this, but we were able to captialise on those that were presented and that probably held the key to our success today. Kick long and chase hard is about all you can do in these sorts of conditions, and in defence, just man up. That was as
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