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Johnson seals Warriors’ golden point win

Shaun Johnson has wobbled dwelling a subject objective in golden-point further time because the Warriors clinched a “gift-wrapped” 25-24 win over North Queensland in a Redcliffe NRL shootout.

The Warriors trailed 18-6 after which, after drawing stage with tries both aspect of halftime, 24-18 as each groups sniffed an opportunity to enhance to 3-2 on Friday evening.

“We gift-wrapped the game and handed it to the Warriors,” Cowboys coach Todd Payten mentioned.

“A large part of that game we were in control but through our poor discipline … we’re sitting there down on life.

“The attempt earlier than and after halftime, that is the distinction within the recreation.

“I had a sick feeling in my stomach, bit of a horror show unfolding in slow motion.”

It was the Warriors with all the possibilities late within the recreation, Johnson ultimately profitable it for his nomads at their adopted dwelling together with his third – and most wobbly – subject objective try and second in further time.

The halfback’s first effort appeared on observe however was smothered by Jake Granville, earlier than teammate Reece Walsh sliced his try proper with successfully the ultimate play after 80 minutes.

Johnson then missed early in further time after Granville pressured once more, earlier than sidestepping and muscling a low effort that snuck over the bar for a third-straight win.

Earlier the Cowboys twice appeared to have the competition below management, Tom Dearden’s solo effort to dummy and rating persevering with his high-quality begin to the season.

There was just one mistake within the first 20 minutes however that quickly modified.

First Warriors ahead Addin Fonua-Blake’s lazy seize at a kick in-goal missed, permitting Scott Drinkwater the simplest of tries in his first recreation of the season.

Changing injured Cowboys fullback Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, Drinkwater might then solely watch as Chanel Harris-Tavita’s 40-20 was profitable.

Josh Curran then strolled over for the Warriors to make it 18-12 on the break, whereas they levelled it quickly after the restart when Murray Taulagi dropped the kick-off and Kodi Nikorima scored untouched from dummy half.

Centres Valentine Holmes and Euan Aitken then traded tries, earlier than either side managed try-saving tackles within the remaining 5 minutes.

“The amount of goal-line defence we did, to give us a chance to win the game, I thought we deserved to win,” Warriors coach Nathan Brown mentioned.

“We earned the right to win and at the end of the day it was Shaun’s wobbliest field goal that went over.

“That is three in a row and we have discovered some development in some areas.”

Warriors winger Marcelo Montoya was positioned on report for a excessive deal with, whereas North Queensland’s Griffin Neame left the sport after a nasty concussion.

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