It comes as no surprise that the nail biter between the Brisbane Broncos and Gold Coast Titans ending in a 25-21 golden point win was thanks to the play maker Darren Lockyer.Â The loss tonight means the end of the season for the never say die Titans. Lockyer kicked his 77th field goal giving the Bronco’s a 21-20 lead, however, only minutes later Titans halfback Scott Prince equalised with a field goal of his own.
Field goal attempts from both teams were kick and miss in the first few minutes of golden point before Lockyer’s brilliance handed Greg Eastwood a try in the 4th minute of extra time.
Back in his usual fine form, Lockyer shaped to take a field goal on the last tackle and then dummied to link up with Joel Moon.Â Moon managed to off-load back to Lockyer who had the eager Eastwood looming on his inside for the final try.
Coming from behind, Brisbane came back from 6-14 down at half time and led 20-14 just before Titans centre Josh Graham equalled the score at 20-20 with a try in the 67th minute.
In front 39,757 fans, in his 299th game for Brisbane, Lockyer looked to have performed a miracle with his field goal in the 77th to grab the 21-20 lead.
But not to be outdone, Prince answered the call with a field goal from 32 metres out only 90 seconds before full time to tie the scores at 21-21.
Coming up with a big play from dummy half to score the try which put Brisbane in the lead 16-14, Brisbane hooker Michael Ennis was handed man of the match.