THE TITANS are sitting pretty at the top of the NRL ladder after a dramatic win over the Storm.
Yesterday’s 28-26 victory pushed the Gold Coast club into the outright lead ahead of Friday’s Queensland derby against Brisbane.
The Titans’ website reports, a penalty goal from stop-gap goalkicker Greg Bird (deputising for the injured Aidan Sezer), in the final minute saved the match going into golden-point after the Titans scored five tries to four.
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But the game was more about the tremendous defence and courage of the Titans, typified by no one more than fullback David Mead who came up with some crucial plays.
“Ball in hand it was our best performance of the season and it was an open affair and the effort was enormous,” coach John Cartwright said.
Co-skipper Nate Myles was not happy errors gave his coach palpitations late in the game.
“We let them in the game too much from our ill-discipline and we have to find a happy medium between out attack and defence as we’re one or the other at present,” he said. “Our boys are still learning to stay in the grind, and we did that today.”
The side now has a tight five day turnaround ahead of Friday night’s clash at Cbus Super Stadium.