NRL Match Report | Round 5
The Roosters have gone down to the Warriors 28-32 in Golden Point at Central Coast Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
It was the perfect start for the Roosters, scoring in the opening minutes through Shaun Kenny-Dowall on the back of a grubber kick from Blake Ferguson.
The Warriors hit straight back on their wing on the back of some impressive ball momement, with Manu Vatuvei finishing it off.
After some back and forth tussle between the two, the Warriors put on a flurry of tries in a short space of time.
After Solomone Kata barged his way over from dummy-half, Shaun Johnson scored back-to-back tries to give the Warriors a healthy lead.
The Roosters would make that lead much less comfortable before the break, when Shaun Kenny-Dowall leaped to take a kick from Jake Friend and plant it down.
Clearly the more energetic side after the break, the Roosters would put the first points on the board through Sio Siua Taukeiaho, after a nice set up from Latrell Mitchell and Jackson Hastings.
Mitchell Aubusson joined in on the fun in the following set when he received a golden ball from Kane Evans to sprint 80 metres and plant it down.
The Warriors levelled the score on the back of a Dylan Napa error, scoring again through Kata on the back of some backline ball play.
Hastings gave his side a two point lead with a penalty kick, only for the Warriors to counter with their own penalty goal in the final minutes.
After a couple of failed snaps at conversion from both sides, the game went to Golden Point.
The Warriors would be the ones to score through former Rooster Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to seal the win at Central Coast Stadium.