Full Time
88:00
6:10pm Sun April 7, 2019
Round 4 - McDonald Jones Stadium - Crowd: 19105
88min

Field Goal: Dragons
Kicked by Corey Norman.

Norman casually slots the match winner from over 30m out.

Dragons lead Knights 12 - 13 Dragons
87min

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.

85min

Hunt with a long kick and it's way too long. Knights with a 7 tackle set.

85min

Field Goal: Dragons
Attempted by Corey Norman.

Norman with a great strike from well out, but it's just wide of the mark.

Tied up at Knights 12 - 12 Dragons
85min

Klemmer attempts an offload and turns the ball over, Dragons with a quick 3 tackles before the siren.

84min

Corey Norman on halfway, decides to put up a bomb.

83min

SCRUM DRAGONS - Knights throwing the ball around before Ponga grubbers and finds touch 20m fro the Dragons line.

81min

Field Goal: Dragons
Attempted by Ben Hunt.

Ben Hunt has a crack from Broadmeadow Station and no surprises, it's well short.

Tied up at Knights 12 - 12 Dragons
80min

Everyone's earning double time and a half now, Golden point is underway. Knights receive.

80min

And we're off to some precious metallic time

79min

Field Goal: Knights
Attempted by Mitchell Pearce.

Pearce with a good strike from well out, but it's just to the right of the sticks.

Tied up at Knights 12 - 12 Dragons
78min

Field Goal: Dragons
Attempted by Corey Norman.

Norman has a reply shot at the one pointer, but it's also waved away.

Tied up at Knights 12 - 12 Dragons
78min

Field Goal: Knights
Attempted by Mitchell Pearce.

Pearce has the first shot at field goal, but it's well wide.. 7 tackle set for the Dragons

Tied up at Knights 12 - 12 Dragons
76min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Frizell loses the ball in the tackle and Knights survive again.

74min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Hunt finds touch 20m from the Knights line.

72min

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.

68min

Lions drops a sitter of a pass on the last in great position. Dragons survive.

67min

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.

66min

Norman with a hospital ball to Sims, who gets crunched and loses the ball.

64min

Penalty Goal: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga kicks a penalty goal

Tied up at Knights 12 - 12 Dragons
62min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Tariq has a brain snap and poleaxes Pearce after he kicked the ball

61min

Tariq Sims and David Klemmer are passionately comparing the fabrics of their respective jumpers.

58min

Dufty drops a high kick but it goes backwards.

55min

Conversion: Dragons
Attempted by Timoteo Lafai.

Lafai's sideline conversion hooks early and is waved away.

Dragons lead Knights 10 - 12 Dragons
55min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Mikaele Ravalawa. Kick to come.

Dufty with a good cut out pass to Ravilawa in open space and he scores in the right corner.

Dragons lead Knights 10 - 12 Dragons
52min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Norman on the left side throws a looping cut out pass but its ruled forward.

52min

Dragons with a grubber into the Knights in-goal and Ponga forces it. Knights drop out.

51min

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

51min

PENALTY DRAGONS - Knights pinged for obstruction/shepherd. Dragons find touch just near halfway.

49min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Dragons offside. Knights with a full set 30m from their line.

46min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Hunt with a sloppy forward pass on the second tackle in prime position.

43min

PENALTY DRAGONS - The Dragons with the first real attacking opportunity in the second half.

40min

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.

39min

SCRUM DRAGONS - Lino finds touch 15m from the Dragons line.

35min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Ben Hunt with a long kick, finds touch 10m out from the Knights line.

33min

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.

32min

SCRUM DRAGONS - 10m from the Knights line.

32min

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.

31min

Conversion: Knights
Attempted by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga 10m in from the left sideline, can't quite swing it around far enough.

Knights lead Knights 10 - 8 Dragons
29min

Try: Knights
Scored by Hymel Hunt. Kick to come.

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.

Knights lead Knights 10 - 8 Dragons
26min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Timoteo Lafai.

Lafai throws this over from right in front.

Dragons lead Knights 6 - 8 Dragons
24min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Tyson Frizell. Kick to come.

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.

Tied up at Knights 6 - 6 Dragons
21min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Hunt finds touch with a grubber, 10m from the Knights line.

20min

Dragons very nearly had a try but the video ref finds that Graham knocked on in the contest to catch the bomb.

16min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Graham is handed a rubbish pass and he can't hang onto it, 10m from the Knights line.

15min

Hunt with a early grubber and Pearce sticks his foot out to block it and results in kicking it dead. Knights drop out.

14min

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.

12min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga from out near the left sideline, adds the extras.

Knights lead Knights 6 - 2 Dragons
10min

Try: Knights
Scored by Edrick Lee. Kick to come.

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.

Knights lead Knights 4 - 2 Dragons
8min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Obstruction by Vaughan as the lead runner. Knights find touch 20m from the Dragons line

7min

Penalty Goal: Dragons
Kicked by Timoteo Lafai.

Lafai slots the penalty goal.

Dragons lead Knights 0 - 2 Dragons
6min

PENALTY DRAGONS - Mata'utia penalised 20m from his own line, Dragons to have a shot at the gift 2.

3min

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.

2min

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)