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Storm stopped short in Cronulla

1' Cameron Munster gets us underway and Andrew Fifita earns a penalty on the first hit up of the contest

4' Cronulla earn a penalty and they elect to kick for points. Townsend makes no mistake and we trail early by two points

6' Munster goes hard at the line on the last but Cronulla hold us out

10' Plenty of feeling in this one! We make some good ground in attack but the Munster grubber can't find Josh Addo-Carr and goes long on the last

11' Addo-Carr with a simply brilliant try saving tackle!

13' Professional foul! Luke Lewis sent to the sin bin!

19' A big break for us - Cronulla drop the ball cold and we will get a new set 30m out against the 12-man defence. A series of errors those has seen us fail to make the one-man advantage count

21' Another penalty and we have a crack at the try line. We spread the ball too far wide though and Suli is taken into touch

23' Edrick Lee scores for the Sharks on the right wing. Chad Townsend converts to give the home side an 8-point lead

29' We spread the ball out wide but the Cronulla defence hold firm once again

32' Clever kick from Munster and now JAC earns a penalty after he's taken out on the kick chase. A chase to hit back

33' Hoffy held up! So close!

35' Sam Kasiano lets the Sharks off as he knocks on but Cronulla then reciprocate

36' A penalty in front of the posts and we will kick for points. Joe Stimson makes it count and we cut the margin to six

39' A grubber kick from Croft was clever but bounces into Shark legs and they get the ball back

41' We take the first possession but Curtis is put into touch. Not the ideal start to the second half

44' We knock on again in attack. And then penalties continue as Cronulla now march up field. A disjointed start to the second half

45' A penalty straight in front for the Sharks and they will kick for points. Townsend puts the Sharks further ahead

49' Nice kick and kick chase Will Chambers! He drags Valentine Holmes into touch and gets us the ball back in our own half

53' Cameron Smith has been sent to the sin bin. We're one short for the next 10 minutes and trailing by 8 points

54' Brandon Smith is on in the hooker role. We hold the Sharks out for that set of six. First job done

59' Cronulla let us off the hook. Back in possession on halfway. Here we go, time to come up with something!

61' Penalty! We will kick for two points to reduce the lead and take some time off the clock with Smith in the sin bin. Stimson's kick... is good! Margin back to six

64' Penalty goes to the Sharks within range. They kick and extend their lead back out to eight

70' We have a penalty and will advance up field. The equation is simple. We need to score twice in the last 10 minutes

73' Back to back penalties for the Sharks. We're hanging on but time is running out

75' A knock on ruled against us as Fifita drove near the posts. Townsend kicks and extends their lead to 10 points.

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