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Raiders railroad tepid Titans
It wasn't all bad for the Titans - after conceding the opening try to Brenko Lee for the Raiders, the hosts clawed back two of their own through James Roberts and Kalifa Faifai Loa in the Robina afternoon sun to lead 10-6 after twenty-five minutes.
Anthony Milford showed quickly why the Titans' neighbours in Brisbane were so keen on him coming to the club next season with a scintillating display - having helped set up Lee's try to open the match, "Milf" scored one of his own after 32 minutes to send his side in front - a further penalty goal and a try to Jarrod Croker just before the break saw the visitors take a 20-10 lead into 'oranges'.
The second half started very nervously for both sides - the scorers going untroubled until the 56th minute when Kevin Gordon narrowed the gap for the Gold Coast. Six points would be as close as they got - Canberra hit the gas in the final twelve minutes, piling on three tries to one for a final scoreline of 36-20. Milford grabbed his second in this time, with Josh McCrone and Shaun Fensom also adding their names to the scoresheet.
Another disappointing home performance for the Titans was capped by a consolation try to Faifai Loa in the final moments, but it was to little avail as the Gold Coast are now 2 wins and 7 losses at home, and have just one win since Round 9. They head to an emotional Hunter Stadium next Sunday to face the Knights in Rise for Alex round, while the Raiders have a tough assignment to acquire back to back wins - they're off to AAMI Park for a date with Melbourne on Saturday evening.
Gold Coast Titans 20 Canberra Raiders 36
Venue: Cbus Super Stadium
Halftime Score: Gold Coast Titans 10 Canberra Raiders 20
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LeagueUnlimited.com Live Commentary
We are UNDERWAY on the Gold Coast at Cbus Super Stadium
23: TRY GOLD COAST TITANS
Scored by Kalifa Faifai Loa. Kick to come.
Kalifa Faifai Loa supermans into the corner after taking a brilliant flick pass from Dave Taylor. Incredible play from the Titans to give them the lead
35: SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL CANBERRA RAIDERS
Penalty goal attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.
Croker opts to extend the lead for the Raiders as the penalty came against the Titans for a late hit on Terry Campese
39: SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANBERRA RAIDERS
Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.
Croker makes no mistake from right in front and the lead is extended again
40: HALF TIME at Cbus Super Stadium sees the Raiders hold a 20-10 lead over the Titans.
56: TRY GOLD COAST TITANS
Scored by Kevin Gordon. Kick to come.
Kevin Gordon gets GREEN LIGHTS for the Gold Coast as he dived over in the left corner. Meanwhile Brenko Lee has come off the field with a leg injury
57: UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION GOLD COAST TITANS
Conversion attempt by Kevin Gordon unsuccessful.
Gordon is unable to slot the conversion to add the extras and the score remains
80: FULL TIME at Cbus Stadium sees the Raiders too good for the Gold Coast, 36-20