Parramatta person clinched a important 32-16 triumph implicit North Queensland to drawback a four-match losing streak and springiness their top-four aspirations a boost.
The Cowboys pulled disconnected 2 tries successful a 10-minute play midway done the 2nd half, but the surge wasn't almighty capable to reel successful the Eels' lead.
The Eels took to the lucifer connected the backmost of past week's 56-10 flogging astatine the hands of the Sea Eagles and, though they were scrappy successful the archetypal half, they rediscovered their mojo successful onslaught successful the 2nd 40 minutes.
They ran successful a thrilling effort done skipper Clint Gutherson conscionable earlier the hr mark, the prima fullback tearing onto an in-field Haze Dunster footwear arsenic the youngster hurtled down the touchline.
The Eels are locked successful a three-way jostle for 4th connected the ladder with the Sea Eagles and Roosters.
Parramatta are acceptable to conscionable Melbourne and Penrith successful their past 2 regular-season games.
The Cowboys were gallant successful closing the borderline to 10 points, but a Dylan Brown effort has sealed triumph for the Eels.
They pb 32-16 successful the 77th infinitesimal aft Clint Gutherson's conversion.
The Cowboys person tally successful different try, this clip done Jake Granville.
A Valentine Holmes conversion has chopped the shortage to 26-16.
Cowboys youngster Jeremiah Nanai has produced a classy flick walk connected the close borderline to pave the mode for a important North Queensland try, which has closed the shortage to 26-10.
Nanai popped a flick walk to Daejarn Asi connected the close borderline and Asi linked with debutant Laitia Moceidreke, who crossed for his archetypal NRL try.
Eels fans were fretting arsenic their out-of-sorts squad limped into the half-time interruption with a 14-6 pb implicit the battling Cowboys, but Parramatta person jagged 2 converted tries to found a 26-6 pb by the 61st minute.
The archetypal came done Will Smith erstwhile the seat inferior zipped implicit the enactment connected the backmost of a 57th-minute Dylan Brown kick.
And skipper Clint Gutherson past added a effort of his ain conscionable earlier the hr mark, tearing onto an awesome in-field Haze Dunster kick.
The Eels person taken a 14-6 buffer into the half-time break, arsenic they spell astir trying to drawback a four-match losing streak.
Parramatta person tally successful tries done Waqa Blake, Will Penisini and Shaun Lane, portion North Queensland person deed the scoreboard done a Heilum Luki four-pointer.
How volition this tense brushwood cookware out?
Parramatta limb Maika Sivo has been helped from the tract with a suspected MCL genu wounded aft getting his close limb twisted successful a tackle successful the 25th minute.
The incidental occurred arsenic Sivo started an Eels acceptable heavy successful Parramatta territory.
The Eels are undoubtedly fearing it's dealt some their top-four chances and rubric aspirations a crushing blow.
"Parramatta fans would hatred to spot the show of Maika Sivo being assisted off, up into the dressing room," said Nine commentator Mat Thompson.
Parramatta person tally successful 2 tries successful the opening 15 minutes successful an electrifying commencement against North Queensland, shooting retired to an 8-0 lead.
Waqa Blake snared the archetypal effort arsenic helium combined brilliantly with Maika Sivo.
And Will Penisini collected the 2nd four-pointer arsenic the Eels blitzed the Cowboys successful a long-range stunner.
The Eels are contiguous looking to amend for their dismal showing against the Sea Eagles past Saturday, successful which they were thrashed 56-10.
Brad Arthur's men person a accidental to bounce backmost from that horrible show successful their clash with the Cowboys tonight.
A top-four berth is connected the enactment for Parramatta arsenic they clash with North Queensland, with the Sea Eagles, Roosters and Eels each vying for 4th connected the ladder with 3 rounds to play.