Penrith Panthers have pulled off a last minute win against the Tigers, winning 22-18
A game at Leichhardt Oval is usually not an easy game for visiting teams, but that didn't seem to bother the Panthers when the game began. From the start of the match, Penrith put on a very commited performance. The Tigers, on the other hand, had flashes of good play, but seemed to fizzle out of options.
It did not take the Panthers long to stamp their authority on the match in the first half, scoring in the 5th min, and really the Tigers never looked like coming back at them. The Panthers ahead at half time 18-6
The first try in the second half went to the Tigers in the 66th minute, and once the drought had been broken, the Tigers came to life.
A very tired Penrith side tried to keep the Tigers at bay, but the scores were all tied up with 5 minutes to go.
A very exciting finish, in the dying seconds of the game, Bell managed to cross the line for the tired Panthers pack, getting them out to a 22-18 win
Not a decisive victory for Penrith, but one they can hold their heads up for.
3 points - Roarty (Panthers) 2 points - Gower (Panthers) 1 point - McGuiness (Tigers)
3:00PM, 15 June 2002 Leichhardt Oval Referee: P Simpkins Tigers 18(Tries: Laffranchi, Kaufusi, McGuiness . Goals: Caine 3/5) Panthers 22(Tries: Elford, Galuvao, Lewis, Bell 2. Goals: Young 1/5)