Warriors defeat Raiders in NRL thriller

The Warriors have rebounded from their Anzac Day capitulation to publish a amazing 21-20 golden-point NRL acquire around Canberra.

The Warriors trailed all activity in advance of a controversial penalty target from Reece Walsh with 35 seconds remaining forced added time at Redcliffe’s Moreton Day by day Stadium.

Shaun Johnson then nailed the match-winning field intention to consign Canberra to their fifth consecutive defeat, leaving Raiders coach Ricky Stuart exasperated.

Even the Warriors couldn’t consider their luck.

“It really is very good we bought the win mate but I dont believe we had a right to earn that game tonight,” Walsh told Fox Athletics.

“We were being quite very poor mate and I come to feel like we’ve received to occur again next week with a much better frame of mind than we did tonight and exhibit absolutely everyone how we can genuinely enjoy.

“But I’m pleased we bought the win tonight.”

Stuart will be furious soon after watching his facet give up 8-position leads on a few instances, the very last time soon after interchange forward Corey Horsburgh was placed on report for a contentious large deal with on Matt Lodge in the 80th moment.

Lodge and Canberra prop Joseph Tapine were being also documented in a niggly affair, although Raiders entrance-rower Josh Papalii could also arrive under scrutiny from the match assessment committee for an alleged eye gouge on Ben Murdoch-Masila.

Five days just after accusing some of his charges of providing up in their history-breaking 70-10 drubbing at the fingers of Melbourne, Warriors mentor Nathan Brown surely could not query his side’s determination this time about.

They trailed 8- early as Canberra centre Matthew Timoko posted the game’s initial try in the sixth minute and Brad Schneider extra a penalty aim.

Jordan Rapana gift-wrapped the Warriors an invitation back again into the contest with a sloppy pass on his personal quarter line that Nick Cotric coughed up.

Warriors winger Adam Pompey crossed on the ensuing engage in, only for the Warriors to concede a gentle try to Hudson Youthful minutes later on.

Another blunder from Rapana, this time a slip in defence, enabled teenage centre Viliama Vailea to bag his maiden NRL try out off a probing chip kick from Warriors debutant Daejan Asi, to once more reduce Canberra’s direct to two details.

Jack Wighton gained the Raiders’ a additional deserving 20-12 half-time direct when he did it all himself five minutes ahead of the crack.

A Euan Aitken try out in the 63rd moment once more diminished Canberra’s lead to two points before the dramatic finale.

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