Eels defeated Manly, Mitch Moses converted, Tom Trbojevic hit

Paramatman Ellis made a stunning comeback with halfback Mitch Moses slotting the match-winning conversion from the sidelines in the dying seconds to burn the Manly Sea Eagles.

Against the 12-man Sea Eagle line-up, in the 72nd minute, after Shaun Keppi sinned for a dangerous tackle, Paramatta paid Manly with a crucial attempt in the last three minutes.

An overlap opened up for Will Penicini to score before the game-winning conversion from the Moses sideline to slot the Ells into a 22-20 win in the driving rain at Combank Stadium.

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“There were a few moments in my career that I didn’t go through. I really wanted to kick myself off and compose myself … I’m glad I did,” Moses told Nine after his late arrival – the heroism of the game.

“I could tell the crowd was loud, but I couldn’t hear a thing. All I could hear was a shaking of my throat because I was screaming so loud.

“It’s a surreal moment. I’m glad I got it because I’ve been on the other end of the game in the past and it’s not a good feeling. For me to do it, it was pretty big.”

Moses’ efforts turned out to be a late battle.

Early in the second half when the Sea Eagles led Tom 10 to find the line to reduce the Opusic deficit when the eagle came home in charge.

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Manley dealt a cruel hand towards the end of the game when star fullback Tom Trobozevic came out with a shoulder injury.

After a defensive effort in the in-goal, Trobozevic landed awkwardly on his shoulder.

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“The shoulder has been displaced, but we won’t know the extent of the damage until we have a scan,” said Manly coach Des Hasler after the match.

The result puts Paramatta fifth on the NRL ladder with 14 points, while the Sea Eagles are ninth with 10 points.

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