Lyon stars as Manly prove too strong for Storm

Gun centre Jamie Lyon has led his side to a comfortable win over a flat looking  Melbourne side tonight.

Jeering was prevalent as the Sea Eagles fans took every opportunity they could to ridicule and jeer the Melbourne players, particularly Billy Slater.

On the game itself, Manly were simply for a Storm outfit that appeared to lack any real heart as well as not being to match Manly’s physical presence in the forwards.
Manly dominated much of the possession and they were rewarded for their efforts going into half-time 18-6.

Only a Hoffman try courtesy of a Manly error,  kept the Storm in the game going into the break.

Just when it looked like Melbourne might get back into the game with some steady possession in the second half, not only did they let themselves down with poor options and poor finishing, but man of the match Lyon scored his 2nd try of the night to all but put an end to a Storm revival.

Amassing 18 points in total for the match, Lyon has continued his hot streak as the Sea Eagles look to build momentum come finals time.

On a sour note for Manly however, several players suffered injuries with Josh Perry suffering a suspected broken leg,  Anthony Watmough suffering a strained medial ligament and hooker Matt Ballin going off in the second half with a suspected concussion.
The injuries are bound to cause quite a few headaches for coach Des Hasler next week.

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