WINS | [1988] Round 6: Penrith 18 Balmain 8

Sunday 10th April at Penrith Park

Penrith 18: McNeill (2), Greene (1); Goals: McNeill (3) |  Balmain 8


A penalty conversion to the Tigers gave them an early 2-0 lead.

After 21 minutes, Penrith scored the first try when fullback Rod McNeill was the beneficiary of a Brad Izzard pass and converted his own try to give the Panthers a 6-2 lead.

Whilst the visitors potted another penalty conversion to reduce it to a 2 point lead, this was countered by a penalty conversion from McNeill to restore the 4 point lead going into half time.

Nine minutes after the resumption of play, McNeill snagged his second try when he dived on a loose ball from a Greg Alexander grubber kick close to the line that was not picked up by the Tigers fullback and pushing the lead out to 14-4 in wet conditions.

With 10 minutes remaining, Balmain scored their first try but remained unconverted to have the score at 14-8.

The contest was finished off five minutes later when David Greene crossed to make it 18-8. Whilst McNeill was unable to convert that try, he finished with a 14 point haul.


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