Thunderbolts win high-scoring contest
Melbourne's U20 Thunderbolts returned to the NYC top eight on Monday afternoon, defeating the Warriors 38-28 at AAMI Park.
In a high-scoring contest, Marc Brentnall's side managed to overturn an early 12-point deficit and find the try line on six occasions as their attack clicked into gear during the second half of play.
Trailing after an even and entertaining first 40 minutes of football, four second half tries helped the young Storm outfit take the lead and gain ascendency in the contest.
Forwards Connor Donehue, Joe Stimson and Charlie Galo capped off a strong performance with crucial second half tries however the visitors refused to lie down. Responding on two occasions, the Warriors kept themselves within striking distance and the game alive.
Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad's 79th minute try sealed the victory and kept the determined Warriors at bay as Melbourne recorded their third win of the season.
Next week, the Thunderbolts will face the Raiders in Canberra at GIO Stadium from 11:45am.
Melbourne Storm 38
Tries: Charlie Galo 2, Logan Houghton, Connor Donehue, Joe Stimson, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
Goals: Mack Mason 4, Joe Stimson 2
New Zealand Warriors 28
Tries: Matiu Love-Henry 2, Tomasi Aoake, Semisi Tyrell, Matiu Love-Henry, Paul Ulberg
Goals: Mafoa’aeata Hingano 4