Full time: An Anthony Milford masterclass has led the Canberra Raiders to a 36-20 win against the Gold Coast Titans at Cbus Super Stadium. Milford scored a double and had a hand in two more as the Raiders won just their fifth game of the season. The victory moves the Raiders (5-11) to 14th while the Titans (7-9) slip to 13th, but are only two points outside the top eight. The only downside for the Raiders was a hamstring injury to centre Brenko Lee.
80min: TRY!!! Faifai Loa puts up his audition for the Gold Coast Suns with a great high take to score his second try and give the Titans something to smile about. Gordon adds the extras. Raiders 36; Titans 20
78min: TRY!!!!! Another spectacular try from Anthony Milford puts the icing on the cake for the Raiders. Milford uses awesome footwork to send Croker into a gaping hole down field before backing up and getting the ball back from Croker. Croker misses the conversion. Raiders 36; Titans 14
75min: TRY!!!!! The Raiders have wrapped up their fifth win of the season after Josh McCrone scores under the posts. Reece Robinson is put into open space down the sideline before he throws a big pass back inside to McCrone, who finds the line untouched. McCrone has blood pouring from his nose and all over his jersey. Croker converts. Raiders 32; Titans 14
69min: TRY!!! The Raiders may have done enough to secure the two competition points! What a great short ball from Glen Buttriss to put Shaun Fensom over from close range. Croker converts. Raiders 26; Titans 14Back to top
67min: Raiders are easily getting out of their own end. Titans doing well to hold on, but their defensive line speed is non existent. Raiders 20; Titans 14
64min: Raiders centre Brenko Lee is out for the rest of the game with a hamstring injury. Titans are also without Albert Kelly.
62min: Great work from Josh Papalii to read the chip kick from Mortimer and stop the Titans' attack. Raiders 20; Titans 14
60min: The Raiders come up big with some strong defence to shut down the Titans close to the line. Raiders 20; Titans 14
58min: There will be a reshuffle in the Raiders' backline with Brenko Lee off the field with a leg injury.Back to top
56min: TRY!!! It's another possible try for the Titans as Gordon dives over in the left-hand corner. There's no doubt about that as Gordon clearly gets the ball down. In a bizarre piece of play, Brenko Lee walked off the field with a leg injury, then tried to get back on as Gordon scored on his side. Gordon misses the conversion. Raiders 20; Titans 14
55min: Don't count the Titans out of this one as Daniel Mortimer scores under the posts. But hang on, we're going to the video referee to check for a double knock on. Takairangi's grubber kick comes off Shillington, but also looks to come off Takairangi again before he picks it up and passes to Mortimer. NO TRY! Raiders 20; Titans 10
50min: A blow for the Titans with Albert Kelly coming off the ground with a leg injury.
Raiders finish set near our line. Kelly gone again with crook leg and comes off. #NRLGLDCAN— Gold Coast Titans (@GCTitans) July 13, 2014
46min: Dave Taylor running at Jarrod Croker is a weight mismatch of massive proportions. To Croker's credit, he holds his ground and brings the Coal Train down. Raiders 20; Titans 10
And we're away for the second half. Can the Raiders hold on or will the Titans fight back?Back to top
Twitter is still blowing up after that Anthony Milford masterclass in the first half, especially that miracle pass to Jarrod Croker. Here's some of the reaction:
That pass from Milford is alll you need to see to know he will be a star in the 6 for the Broncos next season.— Stuart Beadel (@BIGnosestu) July 13, 2014
Halftime: Anthony Milford has his fingerprints all over this game as the Raiders lead the Titans 20-10. Milford has scored one and set up two others in a dynamic 40-minute performance. Dave Taylor has been the best for the Titans, who are desperate to win to remain in touch with the top eight.
Here's some of the online reaction to the Milford pass
Milford. That is just unfair. What a dead set FREAK! #nrl— Jon Tuxworth (@Tuxy81) July 13, 2014
That's as good a pass as you will ever see from Milford. Gotta be bittersweet for Raiders fans.— Daniel Briggs (@DanielBriggs21) July 13, 2014
40min: TRY!!!!! Anthony Milford, you superstar!!!! That is a simply outstanding touch pass to find Jarrod Croker, who dances in front of a couple of Titans defenders for his 13th try of the season. Croker converts. Raiders 20; Titans 10
35min: This looks like a slightly strange move from the Raiders, taking the two points from a penalty for a late hit by Tom Kingston on Terry Campese. Croker makes no mistake to extend the Raiders' lead. Raiders 14; Titans 10Back to top