Despite losing the field position battle the Tricolours kept to the very structures that have seen them become the corner stone of defence so far in season 2013.
At times the attack wasn't at it's fluent best but all it took was one point and thanks to a brilliant effort by Roger Tuivasa-Sheck the home side got four of them.
A massive Roosters contingent turned up to cheer the boys home and the team definitely responded.
Each player responded for the person next to him and it would be unfair to pinpoint an individual effort when the collective is what got the team home.
The Tricolours suffered a massive blow early on, Sam Moa limping off in the opening exchanges but it didn't dent the Tricolours momentum with a great tackle from Tuivasa-Sheck forcing Manly in to touch and setting up what was another magical RTS moment.
With the ball seemingly dead, Tuivasa-Sheck somehow leaped on to the end of a Maloney grubber, touching down to have the home side up by four.
Manly then dominated for an extended period, four penalties on the Tricolours try line not enough to get them over the line with the home side show casing the brilliant defence that has been associated with the Roosters all season.
It was more of the same at the start of the second, despite losing the battle for territory the Tricolours just kept turning up the entire second half.
The turf up the home side's end of the field was nearly untouched in the second half.
Despite their best efforts and at times coming up just centimetres short Manly just did not have an answer to the Roosters defence on the night.
The Roosters are now just one win away from a Grand Final appearance.