The Canterbury Bulldogs have held off a resurgent Canberra Raiders to record an a seven-point victory in a try-laden game in the Australian capital.
A Josh Reynolds field goal and a Moses Mybe try in the final minute was enough to get the Bulldogs home after a frantic 80 minutes.
The visitors started the match on fire, racing in several quick tries. Michael Lichaa got the first.
Then it was Curtis Rona’s turn.
Reynolds managed to scramble over.
And the five-eighth soon had his second. Canterbury was flying with a 26-0 lead.
Sisa Waqa hit back for the home team.
Then Shaun Fenson scored to give the Raiders some hope.
When Josh Papalii crossed just before half-time the Dogs lead was cut to just 10 points.
The comeback was officialy on in the second half when Blake Austin barged over the try-line.
The Bulldogs were looking shakey until Frank Pritchard touched down.
But the Raiders weren’t finished. Mitch Cornish cut the lead back to two points.
However, that was short-lived. Soon the lead was back to six.
When Waqa got his second try it looked like we were set for golden point.
But then Reynolds edged the visitors in front with a drop goal.
The Raiders had 30 seconds left and tried a short-kick off. It failed and Mbye sealed the win.