The players ran onto the field with one man on their mind. Johnny Mannah. Both teams lined up next to the trophy and had a moment of applause instead of silence for Jon Mannah.
Tim Mannah took the first hit up of the night and didn't stop there. The Eels attacked early and had numerous sets on their goal line. They cracked the Sharks defence at the 13th minute with a Ryan Morgan try.
The Sharks responded within 5 minutes and continued the trend of freakish tries in season 2013. On the last tackle, Michael Gordon kicked through and the ball bounced back from the crossbar, falling into Gordon's hands and he was over the under, right under the posts.
After a few goal line drop outs and repeat sets, the Eels struck again with Ryan Morgan crossing the line to score his second of the night. Chris Sandow converted the try from the Western side of the stadium and it was 10-6 leading into half time.
The second half included some frustrating footy from the Sharks. They had many opportunities on their goal line but couldn't crack the Eels line. Both teams played end-to-end footy until the Eels kicked a penalty goal from right infront to make it 12-6.
The field goal attempts began at the 67th minute with Chris Sandow and Ben Roberts attempting to make it a 7-point game. In the 74th minute, Luke Kelly kicked the field goal to wrap up this gritty win.