Broncos dominate Titans in derby

Brisbane have produced a solid display in dispatching with the Gold Coast Titans 32-12 in a tough contest in front of 22,749 fans at Skilled Park this evening.

Titans were without young half Aiden Sezer after he was ruled out prior to the game but Albert Kelly stepped up early to provide guidance.

He was the spark for the opening points as he spied a gap between the defenders, sliced through and chipped for himself to get the ball down. Greg Bird took conversion duty and put the ball through for an early 6-0 lead.

Broncos would get themselves back in the contest after some Titans errors allowing them field possession. Some quick hands found Hoffman in space who offloaded to Wallace to walk in the leveler.

Kelly once again stood up for his team when points were needed. He forced two dropouts before Greg Bird went close and Beau Falloon scooted over for the score.

Following their first penalty of the half, Brisbane again went through the quick hands to Josh Hoffman who scored a try himself after providing one for Wallace. Prince swung the conversion too much and sent a tense derby to halftime 12-10 to the home side.

The game opened up in the second stanza with Brisbane dominating the field position. They converted this into points in the 47th minute when Matt Gillett strolled over, giving the Broncos the lead.

Two tries in five minutes in the final ten put the contest to bed as Justin Hodges was the beneficiary from the second man play. Andrew McCullough struggled his way over to make the scoreline 26-12 and give Brisbane their second win for 2013.

McCullough would help to put the cherry on top when he gave Nick Slyney the easy pass to dive over for a try beneficial for the traveling supporters.

Gold Coast will be sweating on the fitness of halfback Albert Kelly who went off following the McCullough try with a suspected ankle injury.


Match Details
Gold Coast Titans 12 Brisbane Broncos 32
Venue: Skilled Park
Crowd: 22,749
Halftime Score: Titans 12-10

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Matt Gillett
2 points - Justin Hodges
1 point - Albert Kelly

GOLD COAST TITANS (12)
Tries: Albert Kelly, Beau Falloon
Conversions: Greg Bird (2/2)

BRISBANE BRONCOS (32)
Tries: Peter Wallace, Josh Hoffman, Matt Gillett, Justin Hodges, Andrew McCullough, Nick Slyney
Conversions: Scott Prince (4/6)

LeagueUnlimited.com Live Commentary

Welcome to Skilled Park for tonight's local QLD derby between Gold Coast and Brisbane. It has been a change of roles for the two sides, Brisbane usually dominant have won one game this season while Gold Coast are riding high on three wins.
TEAM CHANGES:
GLD: Aidan Sezer is OUT. Greg Bird moves to 5/8, Dave Taylor starts in the second row and Steve Michaels is added to the bench.
BRI: Only one change for them, Scott Anderson starts in #17 with Nick Slyney on the bench in #18.
Alex Glenn in Sam Thaiday's absence leads out the Broncos onto hostile territory in Skilled Park before the jeers turn to cheers for the home side, the Gold Coast Titans.
1 min: KICK-OFF from Peter Wallace! Titans with first use and a PENALTY already.
3 min: Another PENALTY for the Titans. They will have an attacking set here.
4 min: Early tackle kick from Kelly almost finds Idris but he spills it trying to regather.
7 min: The hole opened up for Corey Norman who finds space and tries to draw the fullback, finds Maranta who stumbles and is taken into touch.
10 min: Reckless from Myles who pops an offload straight to a Bronco.
10 min: Broncos send it out the back to Reed who gets outside his man in Idris but Jamal has enough time to drag him into touch. Scrum Titans.
12 min: Shanked kick from the Titans, it allows the Broncos to play it on halfway.
13 min: VIDEO REFEREE: Possible TRY to Albert Kelly. Checking grounding.
16 min: TRY GOLD COAST TITANS
That was some top draw stuff. Albert Kelly sliced through the Broncos defense and opts to chip for himself, regathers and gets the four pointer. In Sezer's absence, Bird converts.

Scored by Albert Kelly. Conversion attempt by Greg Bird successful.
Gold Coast Titans 6-0
17 min: Third PENALTY against Brisbane. They are trying to slow things down.
18 min: Takairangi tries to be too fancy in offloading before he had the ball. Knock on.
21 min: TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS Nice quick hands from the Broncos finds Josh Hoffman who strides down the touchline before sending Wallace in for the TRY. Scott Prince who is getting jeered by his former faithful, nails it.
Scored by Peter Wallace. Conversion attempt by Scott Prince successful.
6 all
21 min: Good cover defense from Gillett saves a broken play from turning into something. Broncos ball.
26 min: Cheers for Scott Prince but not for something positive. He tries a clearing kick but puts too much on it, out on the full.
27 min: Kelly is steering the Titans side around. On last, fakes to go himself but grubbers through forcing a dropout.
29 min: AGAIN! Kelly just building the pressure here. Another pinpoint grubber forces Hoffman to plat at it. Dropout number two.
30 min: POSSIBLE TRY: Beau Falloon this time who has crashed over.
30 min: TRY GOLD COAST TITANS
GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! A weaving run from Greg Bird goes close. From close range, Falloon ducks under everyone to get the Titans second. Bird from right in front, splits the uprights.

Scored by Beau Falloon. Conversion attempt by Greg Bird successful.
Gold Coast Titans 12-6
33 min: Brisbane with their first PENALTY of the night. High tackle. Here they come into the Titans half.
35 min: TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS
Broncos get some momentum following a good run from Wallace. Next tackle, quick hands finds Hoffman who crosses in the corner. Scott Prince with the toughest kick of the night thus far, hooks it too much. No goal.

Scored by Josh Hoffman. Conversion attempt by Scott Prince unsuccessful.
Gold Coast Titans 12-10
36 min: Kelly tries to come up with the play but knocks it on.
38 min: Corey Norman spies some space for his winger and stabs a kick through but Gordon is too quick. Dropout.
40 min: Well it has all erupted here. Hodges and Bird come together in a tackle as Hodges swats him away. Next tackle Bird goes high and PENALTY is given.
40 min: Broncos try the spectacular with the final play but it comes to nought.
41 min: We're back! Time for the second half, Titans to kick-off.
42 min: Early blow for the Broncos. Dunamis Lui is off the field with an injury.
45 min: David Mead spills the bomb.. SIX MORE! Broncos.
47 min: TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS
Good set play Broncos. Prince holds the ball up enough for Gillett to run onto, TRY. Prince from a reasonable position, converts.

Scored by Matt Gillett. Conversion attempt by Scott Prince successful.
Brisbane Broncos 16-12
VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Jack Reed TRY.
50 min: NO TRY! Jack Reed bounced it.
51 min: Brisbane enforcing their dominance but are too keen.. PENALTY. Titans get an easy out.
54 min: PENALTY Titans, well worked by Falloon.
60 min: PENALTY Brisbane. Back on the attack.
60 min: Forward pass by Brisbane spoils the opportunity.
63 min: Timely penalty for the Titans as they were on their own line.
64 min: Or not. Dropped by Luke Douglas.
66 min: Strip penalty against the Titans.
69 min: Knock down by Ryan James. SIX MORE Broncos.
70 min: TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS The pressure finally tolled on the Titans there. Broncos send it down their right side getting Hodges one on one and he does the rest.
Scored by Justin Hodges. Conversion attempt by Scott Prince unsuccessful.
Brisbane Broncos 20-12
71 min: Oh dear. Kicked out on the full by the Titans.
75 min: TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS
Brisbane have made them pay for the error. McCullough goes himself and eventually squirms over. Prince with the conversion, converts.

Scored by Andrew McCullough. Conversion attempt by Scott Prince successful.
Brisbane Broncos 26-12
75 min: There is a bigger problem coming here. Albert Kelly reeled out of that tackle and has injured himself, needing to be assisted from the field.
80 min: TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS
Broncos sign off in style. Andrew McCullough gives Slyney the pass and he strolls through for an easy four pointer. Prince splits the posts. FULLTIME.

Scored by Nick Slyney. Conversion attempt by Scott Prince successful.
Brisbane Broncos 32-12
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