WINS | [1989] Round 14: Penrith 19 South Sydney 8

Sunday 2nd July at Sydney Football Stadium

Penrith 19: McIndoe (2), Simons (1); Goals: Baker (3); Field goals: Baker (1) |  South Sydney 8


The home team opened the scoring with a penalty conversion after seven minutes but a Neil Baker penalty conversion four minutes later had the scores tied up at 2-all.

In the shadows of half time, the visitors broke the deadlock when John Cartwright burst the line, offloaded to Steve Carter who then sent Alan McIndoe on a 40 metre run to the try line. Baker’s conversion gave Penrith an 8-2 half time lead.

Four minutes after the resumption, a Baker field goal gave the Panthers a 7 point buffer, but minutes later Andrew Simons took an intercept and ran 95 metres to score, with Baker’s third conversion giving them a 15-2 lead.

However, the competition leaders would strike back by scoring the next try in the 64th minute, but it would remain unconverted at 15-8.

Penrith were able to withstand further surges from the Rabbitohs, and the result was put beyond doubt when McIndoe crossed for his second try with five minutes remaining when he picked up a Baker chip kicked close to the try line.


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