Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Lower Grades' started by Billy, Dec 19, 2017.
Cogger looks like a world beater at this level...
Knights imploding to give this one away. Were in front looking good then multiple drop balls and a kick off going dead.
Another opportunity to win the game and Cogger kicks dead on the 3rd.
And then he just shown why he is not a nrl half.
Femor looks like he could be the goods.
Terrible last 10 minutes.
all looked good
Starling, Fermor and Andrews all had good games and will boost under 20 next game. Toa had a few good moments, but mostly well out of his depth.
Annnnnnnnnnd it's gone. Spoken too soon Defender lol.
Defence in both Flegg and reserves has really improved over the last month. It kept them in the game today.
The defence was really good considering the completion rate and how many opportunities penrith had.
Andrews, Johns, Cogger, Starling Fermor, Jones and JJ went ok, thought JJ hit it up hard hope those replacing him in 1sts, King and Yates step up.
How to lose a game 101 from the Knights.
Late Penrith surge pips ISP Knights at death
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 02:34 PM
A spirited performance from the Newcastle Knights seemed to have been just enough to ensure an upset victory over the Panthers, but a relentless late-surge from the ladder-leaders helped record a 22-20 victory at Penrith Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Although taking a 10-6 lead into half-time, a second-half hat-trick from Jacob Gagai galvanised the Knights to a handy 20-10 lead following some uncharacteristic errors from the Panthers throughout a majority of the contest.
The Knights were defiant in defence as the Panthers constantly threatened with the ball-in-hand, but despite their best efforts throughout the game, a late try to Samuel Smith and sideline conversion from Adam Keighran iced a remarkable comeback victory.
Both teams were guilty of some lacklustre efforts on either side of the ball with poor handling errors and ill-discipline proving costly at certain stages, with the Knights completing at just over 50% throughout the entire first-half.
Tom Hughes went close to giving his side the perfect start with a determined run down the left-hand touchline, only for a last-ditch effort from Kaide Ellis managing to push the Knights flyer into touch just moments before scoring.
Their blistering start continued when Starford Toa followed suit with another evasive run giving the Knights a golden opportunity to draw first blood, with Beau Fermer taking full advantage with a classy effort from close-range just a few tackles later.
Some quick thinking from Liam Coleman ensured the Knights lead was short-lived with a quick-tap from just over 10 metres out from the try-line catching the defence napping.
Keighran converted to draw the game level at 6-all after 22 minutes of play.
The Panthers looked threatening at stages however were unable to capitalise on valuable field position as the committed Newcastle defence held strong, but a try to Christian Crichton in the dying stages of the 40-minutes ensured a 10-6 lead at the break.
The Knights came out firing in the opening stages of the second-half with some powerful surges through the middle-third, before a bullet pass from Jack Johns found an unmarked to Jacob Gagai to set a 10-all scoreline after 43 minutes.
Johns was unable to convert as the Knights snatched an unlikely 14-10 lead at just 50 minutes.
Gagai remarkably crossed for his hat-trick just moments later when he was the beneficiary of a sublime cut-out pass from Jack Cogger, as the classy halfback took advantage of some aggressive outside defence with a floating left-to-right pass to give his side a healthy 10-point buffer.
Momentum quickly shifted when Aekins crossed for a crucial try only for an obstruction ruled to have interfered with the Knights defence, however, a dynamic run from Ratu Tuisese ignited a Keighran try just a few tackles later.
A try with just five minutes remaining from Samuel Smith in the right-hand corner gifted Keighran the perfect chance to win the game with a sideline conversion, and he made no mistake despite the wind causing plenty of havoc as the Panthers recorded a valiant two-point victory.
Tom Starling made 46 tackles and ran 65 metres.
Star Toa ran 140 metres and made 15 tackles - imagine how well he would have gone if he didn't drop the ball so many times.
I didn't notice Brodie Jones was injured or anything, but he only had 2 runs for 22 metres in 80 minutes.
Zac Hosking played a career high 75 minutes and made a career high 49 tackles with 1 miss in what might have been his last game.
Tom Hughes broke 150 running metres for the 3rd game in a row.
Yeah I was keeping my eye on brodie Jones as I don't get to see nsw cup often. He didn't stick his hand up for first grade with that performance.
He might have been feeling down after hoping to fill in 1sts, he is much better than that effort.
To be fair to Jones, he's had a big year.
Because of injuries he's played only a handful of games every year since the under 16s really.
He missed a month or so this year, but has basically been backing up all pre season and all season this year, and he's never done anything like that before.
He is the youngest guy in our senior squad except for Ponga (the same age), and the end of the season is probably something he's looking forward to.
LADDER AFTER ROUND 23
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