Knights come back to beat Titans

The game today didn’t have too much at stake apart from staying away from the bottom 4 of the table.

The Knights struck first though back rower Mitch Barnett but Ken Sio was unable to convert the try and the Knights started off well with a 4-0 lead.

The Titans hit back pretty quickly through their cult hero winger Anthony Don and they too were unable to convert and he scores were locked after 15 minutes.

The next 15 minutes neither side could really gather momentum and start dominating but it was the Titans who scored next through Moeaki Fotuaika coming off the bench and the Conversion was successful from Michael Gordon and the Titans took the lead 10-4.

They would convert a penalty goal next and push the lead to 12-4.

Just before the half time break Newcastle finally scored another try through rookie fullback Nick Meaney and Sio converts to bring the Knights within 2 points.

The half time break came round and Titans lead 12-10.

To open he second half the Titans struck first when Phillip Sami finished off a back line move in the corner. Michael Gordon converted from the sideline and gave the Titans a 18-10 lead.

Titans wouldn’t waste any time in going over again but this time it was Sami’s opposite winger Anthony Don finishing off a movement and going over easily with Gordon converting Titans 24-10.

Titans five eighth Brimson was taken off for a HIA after a tackle gone wrong. Knights capitalised quickly off the back of that and Fitzgibbon crashed over. Ken Sio converted and Titans lead 24-16.

Newcastle would bring the scores even closer when Mitch Barnett crashed over for his second try of the day and Sio converted and Titans held a sim lead 24-22.

Knights evened the score line at 24-24 after a penalty goal right in front in the 68th minute.

Not long after till the Knights finally took the lead when Shaun Kenny-Dowall was put over by Connor Watson. Sio converted and Knights lead 30-24.

The Knights would go on and win 30-24.

Scoring Summary:

10’ Mitch Barnett (Try)
37’ Nick Meaney (Try)
39’ Ken Sio (Conversion)
54’ Lachlan Fitzgibbon (Try)
55’ Ken Sio (Conversion)
59’ Mitch Barnett (Try)
60’ Ken Sio (Conversion)
68’ Ken Sio (Penalty Goal)
72’ Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Try)
73’ Ken Sio (Conversion)

15’ Anthony Don (Try)
29’ Moeaki Fotuaika (Try)
30’ Michael Gordon (Conversion)
33’ Michael Gordon (Penalty Goal)
43’  Phillip Sami (Try)
44’ Michael Gordon (Conversion)
46’ Anthony Don (Try)
47’ Michael Gordon (Conversion)


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