Melbourne storms home over Eels
IT WAS former Rockhampton junior Tim Glasby that triggered a stunning Melbourne blitz of Parramatta in the final 10 minutes, on its way to thrashing the soon-to-be wooden spooner 64-4, at AAMI Park yesterday.
Glasby fended his way to the line with strength to give his team a 46-4 lead after 70 minutes, in the 24-year-old's second game at the top level.
The Storm went on to rout the hapless Eels even further after that, with Jesse Bromwich, Will Chambers and Maurice Blair tries leading to the extraordinary final scoreline.
Funnily enough, it was a come-from-behind victory for the hosts, after Semi Radradra put the Eels 4-0 in front after four minutes.
But Ryan Hoffman's two near untouched tries in the first stanza were a sign of things of come, after the hosts only led 16-4 at the break.
Champion fullback Billy Slater was almost unstoppable in the second stanza, notching up his hat-trick on the hour, after stepping around three defenders.
Will Chambers was also a standout, linking up with Slater before powering over two defenders for his first try, before grabbing his second with five minutes to play.