Norman casually slots the match winner from over 30m out.
Pearce decides to run on the last, a panicked play sees the ball return to Pearce who puts up a high kick which Dufty fields about 30m from his own line.
Hunt with a long kick and it's way too long. Knights with a 7 tackle set.
Norman with a great strike from well out, but it's just wide of the mark.
Klemmer attempts an offload and turns the ball over, Dragons with a quick 3 tackles before the siren.
Corey Norman on halfway, decides to put up a bomb.
SCRUM DRAGONS - Knights throwing the ball around before Ponga grubbers and finds touch 20m fro the Dragons line.
Ben Hunt has a crack from Broadmeadow Station and no surprises, it's well short.
Everyone's earning double time and a half now, Golden point is underway. Knights receive.
And we're off to some precious metallic time
Pearce with a good strike from well out, but it's just to the right of the sticks.
Norman has a reply shot at the one pointer, but it's also waved away.
Pearce has the first shot at field goal, but it's well wide.. 7 tackle set for the Dragons
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Frizell loses the ball in the tackle and Knights survive again.
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Hunt finds touch 20m from the Knights line.
SCRUM DRAGONS - Pearce chipped across to Lee, Lee regathered but then hurriedly tried to kick back infield but instead he kicked it into touch. Wasted set. Dragons get the feed 10m from their own line.
Lions drops a sitter of a pass on the last in great position. Dragons survive.
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Pearce puts up a bomb and Dufty drops it cold, no pressure on him either. Knights will have a full set 10m from the Dragons line.
Norman with a hospital ball to Sims, who gets crunched and loses the ball.
Ponga kicks a penalty goal
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Tariq has a brain snap and poleaxes Pearce after he kicked the ball
Tariq Sims and David Klemmer are passionately comparing the fabrics of their respective jumpers.
Dufty drops a high kick but it goes backwards.
Lafai's sideline conversion hooks early and is waved away.
Dufty with a good cut out pass to Ravilawa in open space and he scores in the right corner.
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Norman on the left side throws a looping cut out pass but its ruled forward.
Dragons with a grubber into the Knights in-goal and Ponga forces it. Knights drop out.
Korbin Sims won't be back, his arm is in a sling with early reports suggesting he may have been playing the first half with a broken arm
PENALTY DRAGONS - Knights pinged for obstruction/shepherd. Dragons find touch just near halfway.
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Dragons offside. Knights with a full set 30m from their line.
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Hunt with a sloppy forward pass on the second tackle in prime position.
PENALTY DRAGONS - The Dragons with the first real attacking opportunity in the second half.
Norman puts in a chip which the Dragons regather and very nearly pull off a razzle dazzle try but the Knights diffuse the situation. Oranges for everyone.
SCRUM DRAGONS - Lino finds touch 15m from the Dragons line.
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Ben Hunt with a long kick, finds touch 10m out from the Knights line.
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Korbin Sims takes a crash ball but drops the ball. He is playing with a busted arm but is still on the field.
SCRUM DRAGONS - 10m from the Knights line.
The kick restart by the Dragons looked to be going over the sideline on the full and Hunt batted it back in, but stepped into touch first.
Ponga 10m in from the left sideline, can't quite swing it around far enough.
Ponga again lays on a try. Again on the left, he takes the line on, engages the defence and then passes to Hunt who strolls over through a yawning gap.
Lafai throws this over from right in front.
Pearce fields a kick in front of his own posts, but then Frizell makes a one-on-one strip and falls over the line for a try under the black dot.
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Hunt finds touch with a grubber, 10m from the Knights line.
Dragons very nearly had a try but the video ref finds that Graham knocked on in the contest to catch the bomb.
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Graham is handed a rubbish pass and he can't hang onto it, 10m from the Knights line.
Hunt with a early grubber and Pearce sticks his foot out to block it and results in kicking it dead. Knights drop out.
PENALTY DRAGONS - A mistake by the ref here as he thought a Graham offload was a Knights illegal strip. Anyways. Dragons get a full set in the Knights red zone.
Ponga from out near the left sideline, adds the extras.
Knights go left to Ponga who fires a hard flat pass that cuts out 2 players and finds Lee unmarked and the big winger scores untouched out wide.
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Obstruction by Vaughan as the lead runner. Knights find touch 20m from the Dragons line
Lafai slots the penalty goal.
PENALTY DRAGONS - Mata'utia penalised 20m from his own line, Dragons to have a shot at the gift 2.
A Bomb by Pearce is stolen in the leap by SKD, who kept it alive. The ball got to Lino who grubbered and Dufty was trapped in goal. Dragons drop out.
Both teams complete solid opening sets.
Knights get the party started
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Matt Cecchin, Adam Cassidy
Touch Judges: Nick Beashel, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Beau Scott
NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (12)
Tries: Edrick Lee, Hymel Hunt
Field Goals: Mitchell Pearce (0/2)
Conversions: Kalyn Ponga (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Kalyn Ponga (1/1)
ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (13)
Tries: Tyson Frizell, Mikaele Ravalawa
Field Goals: Corey Norman (1/3), Ben Hunt (0/1)
Conversions: Timoteo Lafai (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Timoteo Lafai (1/1)