Foran sparks Bulldogs fightback as Titans let another match slip

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It marks the first time Gold Coast have just two wins or less in the first 10 games of a season in their history.

It is also the fourth successive week the Titans have let a match slip from their grasp after being in a winning position.

The Titans at least went down swinging and threatened to lock up the scores in the 78th minute in a see-sawing finish.

Titans prop Jarrod Wallace charged down a Foran kick and offloaded to Jesse Arthars for what looked like a try – only for the referee to call it back and rule a Wallace knock-on, prompting boos.

In the end, Dogs halfback Jack Cogger iced the match with a solo 70th-minute try but Foran had his fingerprints all over the comeback.

The Bulldogs were left shellshocked after winger Dale Copley bagged two tries in the first 11 minutes.

Letting loose: Ofahiki Ogden gets away an offload under pressure from Kevin Proctor at CBUS Super Stadium.

Letting loose: Ofahiki Ogden gets away an offload under pressure from Kevin Proctor at CBUS Super Stadium.Credit:AAP

The Titans made the Bulldogs pay after prop Dylan Napa lost the ball in a Brian Kelly hit with Copley crashing over in the fourth minute, marking the 50th try of his career.

Kelly was soon at it again, jolting the ball loose from Will Hopoate and Copley had his second try in the 11th minute.

Then Foran struck.

The Bulldogs’ five-eighth kicked a clever grubber for centre Marcelo Montoya to score in the 26th minute.

Credit where it's due: Jayden Okunbor is congratulated after scoring against Gold Coast.

Credit where it’s due: Jayden Okunbor is congratulated after scoring against Gold Coast.Credit:AAP

A Foran cut-out pass found Okunbor, who sliced up the right edge to cross in the 32nd and, suddenly, the deficit was only 16-12.

When Foran set up Okunbor’s second with a floating pass in the 61st minute, the Dogs hit the lead for the first time.

After Cogger’s brilliance, the Dogs held on to ensure the Titans were kept scoreless in the second half in three of their past four games.

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Источник: Theage.com.au

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