Sea Eagles back up from golden-point draw to record important victory.
Manly have shown tremendous character and an enormous engine to beat Canberra 16-10 in their NRL clash at Brookvale Oval.
Coming off a gruelling golden-point draw against Melbourne last Monday, Manly were under pressure for most of the first 55 minutes.
For all their dominance Canberra never led by more than four points despite two tries to exciting winger Edrick Lee.
Tries to winger David Williams and forward Justin Horo in the last 12 minutes were enough for Manly to avoid three straight home losses for the first time in nine years.
Canberra back Jack Wighton missed a glorious chance in the final two minutes, knocking on a kick from Anthony Milford in the Manly in-goal area.
The match ended with Dane Tilse placed on report for throwing the first punch in a brawl that also involved Manly’s Test and Origin forward Anthony Watmough.
Canberra have now won just one out of seven away games this season.
The Raiders’ Queensland Origin aspirant David Shillington faces a nervous wait after he was placed on report, for a second-minute high tackle on Steve Matai.