Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy says his gamers solely have themselves accountable after taking place 18-8 to Manly at Brookvale Oval on Friday evening.
Bellamy was unimpressed with the Storm’s second-half showThe Sea Eagles scored two tries to 1 in opposition to the StormThree gamers have been despatched to the sin-bin throughout the match
The loss noticed the Storm drop to sixth on the ladder forward of the completion of spherical seven, whereas the Sea Eagles jumped to second place.
The Storm restricted the Sea Eagles to simply two tries, however Bellamy stated the scoreline might have been a lot worse for the guests.
“We have been courageous in some areas, however we performed dumb,” he stated after the match.
“We obtained what we deserved tonight. To maintain them to 18 factors was an excellent effort.
“However we simply did not give ourselves an opportunity to win the sport. Our second half was actually poor. We did not play too good in any respect.”
The story of the match was the clear feeling and physicality between the groups, with three gamers — together with Storm pair Tui Kamikamica and Justin Olam — despatched to the sin-bin and a complete of 5 positioned on report.
Extra gamers have been faraway from the match than throughout 2011’s notorious “Battle of Brookvale”, when each Glenn Stewart and Adam Blair have been despatched off.
“It wasn’t fairly the battle of Brookie, however it was an excellent contest with two groups going at one another,” Sea Eagles coach Anthony Seibold stated.
The Sea Eagles led from the beginning, when Tom Trbojevic charged by on an early Daly Cherry-Evans chip kick to beat Cameron Munster to the ball.
After his health was some extent of conjecture all week, Trbojevic confirmed no indicators of ache as he charged again on the line with essentially the most energy he has exhibited all season.
“The factor I find out about Tom is he had a extremely good week coaching,” Seibold stated.
“He informed me after coaching on Wednesday he was able to go. I believed his first carry tonight confirmed actual intent on kick return.
“That gives vitality for the remainder of the group. They give the impression of being to the three leaders … and his first carry set a tone.”
Lachlan Croker scored the Sea Eagles’ second strive of the match within the 73rd minute, whereas Will Warbrick crossed for the Storm’s sole four-pointer within the first half.