Sydney Roosters beat Melbourne Storm 25-24 in golden point as Nth Queensland and Brisbane win

Mitchell Pearce kicks a golden-point field goal for the Roosters after the JT-less Cowboys pip the Panthers in stunning fashion and the Raiders come up short against the Broncos. Look back at all the scores and stats.

The Sydney Roosters have come from behind to beat Melbourne Storm 25-24 in a golden point thriller at Adelaide Oval.

It was first v second in the match of the round, but the Roosters made a brilliant late comeback to take the game beyond 80 minutes.

Speedster Josh Addo-Carr starred for Melbourne, racing 80m to score an intercept try in the 25th minute, and then diving acrobatically over the line to touch down in the corner two minutes into the second half.

Interchange player Brandon Smith had another Storm try rubbed out three minutes later when he was offside from a kick.

Melbourne’s other winger, Suliasi Vunivalu, tried to outdo his team-mate in the 52nd minute, however, when he flew through the air over the sideline but managed to get his hand around the corner flag to touch the ball down for a brilliant try to put the Storm out to a 20-6 lead.

The Roosters received a boost when young centre Latrell Mitchell went over for a score with 19 minutes left to bring the score back to 20-12, but Jahrome Hughes re-established a two-try lead when he burst through the Sydney defence to get the ball down after 69 minutes.

Daniel Tupou gave the Roosters a sniff when he finished off a move to go over in the left corner for a try to leave it 24-18 with seven minutes remaining.

And then with the Roosters desperate to level things up, Blake Ferguson fended off the Storm defence to go over in the final minute, before Michael Gordon added the extras to make it 24-24 at full-time.

Both sides had solid sets to begin golden point, but the Roosters then charged down the right, and the ball came back to Pearce, whose field goal split the uprights to give his team the win.

The Storm could have had a six-point break on the ladder with a win, but now the Roosters are within two points of the competition leaders…

Source: Sydney Roosters beat Melbourne Storm 25-24 in golden point as Nth Queensland and Brisbane win – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)