The Titans picked up a thrilling victory at Golden Point against the Dragons, with that heartbreaking mistake proving the game-changing moment.
The Gold Coast Titans cruised to a thrilling victory at Golden Point against the St. George Illawarra Dragons in Brisbane, with a heartbreaking error from young pistol Talatau Amone proving the game-changing moment in overtime.
The header was traded several times throughout the Magic Round clash at Suncorp Stadium, with Jarrod Wallace’s 73rd-minute try sending the game to Golden Point.
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Zac Lomax missed two of his three conversion kicks, while Dragons veteran Josh McGuire was sent to the trash in the first half for tackling in an offside position – but instead took advantage from the extra man, Gold Coast conceded a try while McGuire was on the bench.
Both teams missed several field goal attempts in overtime, with the Round 10 game looking destined for a draw.
But with less than two minutes remaining on the clock, Amone gave the Titans an extra set by dropping the foot near the Dragons’ try line as wet conditions in Brisbane took their toll on exhausted players.
It was one of many mistakes made over the course of nine error-ridden minutes, but undeniably the costliest.
Gold Coast didn’t take long to capitalize on the blunder, with Jamayne Isaako scoring on the right wing in the 89th minute to complete the victory.
After missing two field goal attempts in overtime, it seemed fitting that Isaako was the man who dove in to secure the much-needed win.
“What a rollercoaster this is,” sighed Fox League commentator Andrew Voss.
“It’s been exhausting.”
It ended an agonizing five-game losing streak for the Titans, who slip to 13th place on the NRL ladder.
“It’s amazing,” Isaako said after the game.
“The boys told me to stay on the wing after two goal attempts. I was grateful I was able to get it. It’s great for the club and winning for our supporters. Losing five games is frustrating , but hopefully we can build to get our season back on track.
The Titans next host the Cronulla Sharks at Cbus Super Stadium on Sunday, May 22, with kick-off scheduled for 4:05 p.m. AEST.
Originally published as Heartbreaking Blunder Gifts Gold Coast Titans rob Golden Point win