Titans keep finals dream alive with upset
Sunday 1 September 2013 6:04 PM
The iSelect Gold Coast Titans have produced another gritty performance to keep their finals dream alive with a 30-22 upset victory over the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium today.
Despite the absence of 10 players through injury, the Titans came over the top of the highly fancied Roosters to run away with the match with two late tries to former Rooster Brad Takairangi and David Taylor.
Earlier, the Titans had surrendered an 18-10 lead as the Roosters looked to be finishing full of running with two straight tries to hit the front 22-18.
However, the Titans rallied against the odds and in the absence of Co-Captain Nate Myles (ankle injury) to regain the lead at 24-22 courtesy of Takairangi's try.
Taylor then put the icing on the cake with an intercept try in the dying seconds.
The win keeps the Titans in ninth spot on 26 competition points just behind the Cowboys (8th, 26 points) and Newcastle (7th, 27 points) ahead of next weekend's final round of the regular season.
The Titans play the Storm at AAMI Stadium, Melbourne next Saturday (5.30pm) while the Knights take on Eels on Sunday and the Cowboys host the Tigers on Saturday night.
The Warriors are the other team in contention in 10th spot on for and against with 26 points ahead of their final round clash against the Dragons.
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