Newcastle Knights 22
Tries: 4 (J. McManus, D Fa’alogo, J. Leilua & C. Redman)
Goals: ¾ (T. Roberts x3)
Field Goals: 0
West Tigers 12
Tries: 2 (D. Halatau & L. Brooks)
Goals: 2/2 (P. Richards x2)
Field Goals: 0
The Knights and the Tigers have both be struggling in their past games, with the Knights losing to Manly last round, and the Tigers losing to the Roosters. Both teams were looking to break their losing streaks on Sunday.
James McManus opened scoring for the Knights after eight minutes. Quick hands meant that McManus could cross the line to put the Knights in the board first. Tyrone Roberts converted the try, giving the Knights a 6 point to nil lead in the 8th minute.
The West Tigers fought back through Dene Halatau giving them a chance to level the scores. Pat Richards converted the try in the 17th minute to level the scores at 6 all.
Just three minutes later David Fa’alogo scored off a last tackle play, pushing the Knights into a narrow lead for the second time in the game. Tyrone Roberts converted the try a minute later.
At Half Time, the Knights had a 12 point to 6 lead over the struggling Tigers.
The Tigers must have had a good pep talk at half time from Jason Taylor, evidently seen when Luke Brooks crossed the line with some fancy foot walk. With Pat Richards converting the try, the scores level once again.
Less than five minutes later, Joseph Leilua scored for the Knights. The big centre busted through the line, giving the Knights a four point lead.
The Knights moved one step closer to victory in the form of Number 19, Chad Redman who scored coming on from the bench. The conversion from Tyrone Roberts ended the game, with the Knights wining their first game in 5 rounds, 22 points to 12.
NothingButLeauge Man of the Match: Tyrone Roberts (Knights)