Sport Manly stun Raiders in golden point NRL win

16:36  21 april  2017
16:36  21 april  2017 Source:   9News.com.au

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Sky News. AFL. NRL . Apple Music. Lifestyle. a case of third time lucky for Sea Eagles centre Dylan Walker who slotted a 39-metre penalty goal in golden point to ensure the Sea Eagles stole a dramatic 20-18 win at GIO Raiders v Sea Eagles: Five key points . Manly beat Raiders in golden point epic.

Dylan Walker of the Sea Eagles (centre) celebrates with team mates after scoring a field goal to win the Round 8 NRL match. © AAP Image/Lukas Coch Dylan Walker of the Sea Eagles (centre) celebrates with team mates after scoring a field goal to win the Round 8 NRL match.

Manly's Dylan Walker has sealed a dramatic golden-point victory over Canberra in a classic NRL clash at GIO Stadium.

A penalty goal secured a 20-18 win for the Sea Eagles in front of a crowd of 15,976 on Friday night.

When Jordan Rapana scored a contender for try of the season, the Raiders led 18-14 inside the last 10 minutes of regulation time.

With the ball over the dead ball line in the air, from a Blake Austin grubber kick, Rapana dived, retrieved the ball from a near-impossible position and grounded in the corner.

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Manly 's Dylan Walker has sealed a dramatic golden - point victory over Canberra in a classic NRL clash at GIO Stadium. A penalty goal secured a 20-18 win for the Sea Eagles in front of a crowd of 15,976 on Friday night. When Jordan Rapana scored a contender for try of the season, the Raiders

Canberra have moved into the NRL ’s top four for the first timesince the 2003 season with a 26-22 golden - point win over the Warriors.

But Jarrod Croker hit the upright and missed the conversion, opening the door for Manly.

Minutes later, Manly forward Frank Winterstein burst through a hole in defence before setting up fullback Tom Trbojevic for the try that levelled the scores.

In yet another twist, Walker missed the conversion and a Daly Cherry-Evans field goal attempt was charged down by Josh Hodgson ensuring the game would go to golden point.

In the first half of extra time, Manly won a penalty 40 metres from goal and Walker manged to convert, with the aid of the right-hand upright to make him the hero.

After a cagey first half in which Canberra led 6-2, Josh Papalii broke through the tackles of Cherry-Evans and Walker to drive over the line for a brilliant try.

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Manly 's Dylan Walker has sealed a dramatic golden - point victory over Canberra in a classic NRL clash at GIO Stadium. A penalty goal secured a 20-18 win for the Sea Eagles in front of a crowd of 15,976 on Friday night. When Jordan Rapana scored a contender for try of the season, the Raiders

Manly coach Trent Barrett's blueprint to kick the ball out of touch at every opportunity to dull the impact of Jordan Rapana worked a treat right up until the 73rd minute when the NRL 's leading try-scorer delivered a put-down for the ages. Manly beat Raiders in golden point epic.

Croker converted to extend the lead to 10 points but in a sign of things to come, the Sea Eagles refused to be beaten.

A slice of luck allowed Jake Trbojevic to cross for Manly's first try of the night and two minutes later Walker sliced through the Raiders line with a superb run to level the scores, before putting his side in front with a sideline conversion.

In a rollercoaster night for the Sea Eagles centre he was placed on report in the first half for a head slam on Aidan Sezer, which sparked tempers on both sides.

The win elevated Manly in to the top eight and left both sides with 4-4 records after eight rounds. The Raiders are fifth.

Raider Papalii suspended for one NRL match .
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