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Titans make it five straight wins with victory against Knights

The Gold Coast Titans have equalled the Club record, notching five-straight wins for the first time since 2010 with a 36 points to 6 victory against the Newcastle Knights.

In front of a sell-out crowd at Cbus Super Stadium, the Titans opened the scoring after Ash Taylor split open the Knights left-edge defence.

A Taylor cut-out ball found Brian Kelly and then Treymain Spry in space, with Taylor backing up on the inside to finish the break.

Mitch Rein extended the lead, the dummy-half barging over close to the line, with the Titans looking the more dangerous side with ball in hand.

The Knights had their chances in the early exchanges, but the Titans defence was able to keep the visitors scoreless until the 34 minute mark when a juggling Edrick Lee crossed in the corner.

The Gold Coast had the final say in the first half.  An acrobatic Treymain Spry kept the ball in play, after a loose pass from Jamal Fogarty sailed towards the sideline, with Spry managing to get the ball back in-field to Brian Kelly who beat three Knights on his way to the line.

Up 16-6 at halftime, the Gold Coast heavens opened at halftime.

The lightning came on field.

AJ Brimson provided the highlight of the match, running 95 meters in a superb counter-attack.  With Queensland Coach Kevin Walters watching on, the Titans number one beat Kalyn Ponga on his way to the line.

Not content with that being the final highlight, Ash Taylor had his say.

The five-eighth had a superb game and his kicking game was on point.

With the Knights inside the Titans ten metre line, Treymain Spry fielded a Mason Lino kick and found space.  The winger was able to hit Taylor, who sprinted 75 metres with Ponga giving chase to score an incredible try.

Enter Brimson for a second time.  The fullback’s second try was almost better than his first. 

With the Titans in attack inside the Newcastle 20, Brimson jinked right, then left, then right again – beating four defenders (including Ponga) on his way to the line.

Up 32 points to 6, the Titans quickly added another.  Treymain Spry galloped down the left edge, with the play looking to have broken down when the winger was tackled.  Spry managed to get an arm free, finding Kevin Proctor with the Titans captain dashing to the line to make it 36 points to 6.

The win means the Titans finish in ninth spot on the NRL ladder and as the top Queensland team in 2020.