NRL Match Report | Round 16

The Roosters have beaten the Titans at Central Coast Stadium on Sunday afternoon in what was a tough and scrappy affair.

The scoring opened in similar fashion to last week, when Shaun Kenny-Dowall went over in the corner off some nice passing from the Roosters.

They saw a lot of possession in the opening fifteen minutes, being gifted a few penalties and being on the right side of a knock on. They looked sure to score until Maloney threw a pass that was intercepted by Anthony Don, who ran ninety metres to score for the Titans.

Dave Taylor look destined to score  in a long range effort, until Boyd Cordner ran him down and threw him into touch forty metres out from the Roosters line.

On the back of that tackle, Michael Jennings turned on the razzle dazzle with some outstanding footwork to put himself on the try scorers list for the afternoon.

Right as the buzzer sounded on half time, Maloney strolled over after a break and pass from Michael Jennings. The Roosters went into the break 18-4 and were looking the goods at Gosford.

The Titans would open the scoring in the second half through the work of two ex Roosters, as Daniel Mortimer put up a kick that was eventually put down by Nene Macdonald to bring the Titans within eight points.

Shaun Kenny-Dowall came close to putting down a Mitchell Pearce bomb, but couldn’t get a grasp on it in-goal. There were plenty of close calls, but it just wasn’t a pretty game for either side.

James Maloney got a penalty with one minute remaining in the game, took the shot at goal and the Roosters won this one 20-10.