The Parramarra Eels Jersey Flegg side have come away with a dominant 30-12 victory over the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in Round 22 of the competition.
A second half blitz, inspired by Charbel Tasipale and Bailey Biondi-Odo saw the young Blue & Gold cross for four second half tries as they came away with the victory at HE Laybutt Field on Sunday afternoon.
Tasipale crossed for his first try of the afternoon in the ninth minute of the clash, putting the first points of the clash on the board.
A short side play from hooker Vea Tapaatoutai found the back rower charging at the line to power over for a converted try.
The home side struck back in the 21st minute of the clash through half Jame Lawler. After being pinned inside their own half, the Blue & Gold looked to spread the ball but the expansive play brought about an error close to the line and the Sea Eagles pounced on the opportunity to score a converted try.
Despite dominating possession towards the back end of the first half, only a penalty goal to Eels half Bailey Biondi-Odo troubled the scorers with the Eels taking a 8-6 lead after the opening half.
However the Eels had plenty of energy and enthusiasm after the break, and a quick succession of tries quickly saw them gain the ascendency.
A long range passage of play saw Penioni Tohi cross out wide for a try in the 42nd minute, but it was the strong charges from forwards Etuale Lui and Valance Harris on the previous play that saw them go close to the length of the field.
The following set saw Charbel Tasipale crossing for his second of the afternoon, with Biondi-Odo offloading to the forward close to the line after splitting the Sea Eagles defence out wide.
The Eels extending their lead to 20-6.
Biondi-Odo crossed for his own four pointer in the 56th minute, when Tasipale returned the favour, splitting the Sea Eagles defence and finding his half to score.
The Sea Eagles struck back through Zac Saddler when the forward charged over close to the line for the home side’s second try of the afternoon.
They looked to continue their momentum, but some strong Eels defence forced a Sea Eagles error, seeing winger JT Navetelevu scoop up the loose ball, run down field before offloading to Joe Small in support to score a 60m try with just five minutes remaining on the clock.
The Eels securing a dominant 30-12 victory over the Sea Eagles.
Parramatta Eels Jersey Flegg 30 (Tries: Charbel Tasipale (2), Penioni Tohi, Bailey Biondi-Odo, Joe Small; Goals: Bailey Biondi-Odo 4/5)
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 12 (Tries: Jamie Lawler, Zac Saddler; Goals: Roland Podesta 2/2)
The win is the seventh of the young Blue & Gold season seeing them sit in 11th with just two games remaining of the regular season.