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Saturday, 20 April 2019

Titans run riot over 'shattered' Knights


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It was a case of too little too late for the Knights, who after failing to find the try-line in the first half, fell 38-14 to an invigorated Titans outfit on Sunday afternoon.

It would appear Gold Coast have found themselves after a listless opening four rounds, posting back-to-back wins as halves Ash Taylor and Tyrone Roberts looked to have revitalised Garth Brennan’s squad.

The proof is in the numbers. Having scored only 36 points across their opening month of 2019 football, the Titans have tallied 68-points in the past two weeks alone.

Conversely, the heat will be firmly turned up on coach Paul McGregor. Widely touted as finals favourites ahead of the season, the Knights have only recorded a single win amid five disappointing losses.

Titans defeat the Knights

Described by NRL great Braith Anasta on Fox League as “shattered”, “shabby and in disarray”, Mitchell Pearce’s troops will have a ton of soul searching to do ahead of their round 7 clash against the Eels.

The Titans raced to a 28-0 lead before the visitors finally managed to get on the board via centre Hymel Hunt in the 55th minute.

The Knights scored another two tries in four minutes when back-rower Mitch Barnett caught Gold Coast fullback Michael Gordon napping to pounce on a grubber and star fullback Kalyn Ponga sliced through in the 66th minute to make it 28-14.

But in the end, Newcastle were made to pay for their many handling mistakes.

Titans defeat the Knights

Newcastle's error-fest helped Gold Coast to grab a 22-0 halftime lead with two tries scored directly off Knights knock-ons, but whatever Brown said at the break appeared to fall on deaf ears.

Knights halfback Mitchell Pearce lost the ball when he looked to score under the posts in the 46th minute before Gold Coast pounced on an Edrick Lee error to score three minutes later and blow the scoreline out to 28-0.

Knights reserve back Connor Watson was also denied a 60th-minute try due to a double movement after also bombing a four-pointer by dropping the ball near the line in the 17th.

"It's hard to watch. Newcastle are just shooting themselves in the foot," Fox Sports commentator Justin Hodges said.

Titans at the double

Gold Coast iced the result with tries to Tyrone Roberts and Gordon in the final three minutes.

The victory marks the first time Gold Coast have won consecutive home games since 2017 after breaking their season duck with last round's victory over Penrith.

But Titans coach Garth Brennan still had plenty of concerns with scans to determine the full extent of captain James' knee injury, suffered when he slid into Knights hooker Danny Levi.

The loss of James and Proctor hit a Titans pack who were also without Jarrod Wallace (suspension).

-with aap

It was a case of too little too late for the Knights, who after failing to find the try-line in the first half, fell 38-14 to an invigorated Titans outfit on Sunday afternoon.

It would appear Gold Coast have found themselves after a listless opening four rounds, posting back-to-back wins as halves Ash Taylor and Tyrone Roberts looked to have revitalised Garth Brennan’s squad.

The proof is in the numbers. Having scored only 36 points across their opening month of 2019 football, the Titans have tallied 68-points in the past two weeks alone.

Conversely, the heat will be firmly turned up on coach Paul McGregor. Widely touted as finals favourites ahead of the season, the Knights have only recorded a single win amid five disappointing losses.

Titans defeat the Knights

Described by NRL great Braith Anasta on Fox League as “shattered”, “shabby and in disarray”, Mitchell Pearce’s troops will have a ton of soul searching to do ahead of their round 7 clash against the Eels.

The Titans raced to a 28-0 lead before the visitors finally managed to get on the board via centre Hymel Hunt in the 55th minute.

The Knights scored another two tries in four minutes when back-rower Mitch Barnett caught Gold Coast fullback Michael Gordon napping to pounce on a grubber and star fullback Kalyn Ponga sliced through in the 66th minute to make it 28-14.

But in the end, Newcastle were made to pay for their many handling mistakes.

Titans defeat the Knights

Newcastle's error-fest helped Gold Coast to grab a 22-0 halftime lead with two tries scored directly off Knights knock-ons, but whatever Brown said at the break appeared to fall on deaf ears.

Knights halfback Mitchell Pearce lost the ball when he looked to score under the posts in the 46th minute before Gold Coast pounced on an Edrick Lee error to score three minutes later and blow the scoreline out to 28-0.

Knights reserve back Connor Watson was also denied a 60th-minute try due to a double movement after also bombing a four-pointer by dropping the ball near the line in the 17th.

"It's hard to watch. Newcastle are just shooting themselves in the foot," Fox Sports commentator Justin Hodges said.

Titans at the double

Gold Coast iced the result with tries to Tyrone Roberts and Gordon in the final three minutes.

The victory marks the first time Gold Coast have won consecutive home games since 2017 after breaking their season duck with last round's victory over Penrith.

But Titans coach Garth Brennan still had plenty of concerns with scans to determine the full extent of captain James' knee injury, suffered when he slid into Knights hooker Danny Levi.

The loss of James and Proctor hit a Titans pack who were also without Jarrod Wallace (suspension).

-with aap

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