NYC Match Report | Round 9
The Roosters pulled off a convincing 34-16 point win over the Newcastle Knights in the Holden Cup on Saturday afternoon.
It was an excellent start from the young Roosters, with Jayden Nikorima heavily involved as they scored back-to-back-to-back tries in the opening fifteen minutes.
Nikorima fired a bullet pass to Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck to open the scoring, he split the line and offloaded to Grant Garvey for the second try and assisted again to Garvey for the third.
After some back-and-forth from both sides, the Knights were able to get themselves on the board in the final five minutes of the half through a solo effort from winger Matt Soper-Lawler.
They would snatch another try just shy of the buzzer through lock Mitch Casson to bring the score to within a converted try at the break.
The half started in ideal fashion for the Roosters when Kiah Cooper was gifted an intercept to run 60 metres and score between the posts.
In classic back-and-forth fashion though, the Knights hit straight back on the right edge.
Both sides looked up for this one, as they fought hard against each other for most of the half.
With less than fifteen minutes remaining, the drought was broken through halfback Jesse Marschke, who stepped and bursted his way through the line to score just wide of the posts.
The Roosters put it to bed in the final minutes through Bernard Lewis, after he got a clever kick from Lachlan Lam.