NYC Match Report - Sharks vs Warriors
An 80th minute field goal from five-eighth Jamayne Isaako sealed a memorable come-from-behind victory for the Holden Cup Sharks side against the Warriors.
Cronulla twice clawed their way back from a 10-point deficit to grab the win, having been down 10-nil after 19 minutes and 22-12 seven minutes after the change of ends.
Tries to Ryan Cummins and Ashleigh Nisbet first arrested the early deficit, before Warriors halfback Erin Clark again put the visitors out by 6.
A penalty goal to Isaako on the stroke of half-time reduced the deficit to four points, as the sides went into the sheds with the score at 16-12.
Upon the resumption the Sharks had ooked to have carried their moment into the second period, only for Isaako's miscued grubber to be scooped up by Warriors hooker Nathaniel Roache. Despite the best efforts of half Brad Deitz, Roache ran the length of the field to score a try.
Warriors number six Mafoa'aeata Hingano converted to again put the New Zealand side out by 10.
In working the ball out from their own end, the Warriors spilled possession and the Sharks side again went deep onto the attack.
In-form winger Levi Sopi crossed in the corner, but the try out wide went unconverted. The score remained at 22-16, and the visitors clenched onto a six-point lead with 19 minutes on the clock.
Full of running having worked their way back into the match, the Sharks again marched up the field and put on another six points via Tepatasi Fuiava and the boot of Isaako.
The match then tied at 22-apiece, the Warriors had looked to have regained the front only to be denied by the referees whistle.
As the clock wound down both sides traded misguided field goal attempts before Isaako arrested control of the match with his successful attempt inside the last 30 seconds.