Raiders bomb in a squeaker at home to the Titans 23-22

By 2 April, 2011 12

Foxsports brings word of the Canberra Raiders continuing the crapful recent record of Canberra sport with an extra time golden point loss to the Gold Coast Titans at home:

The home side looked to have won the match when forward Dane Tilse crashed over 13 minutes from the end but a Matt Orford blunder from a scrum feed gave the Titans one last chance and Laffranchi obliged next to the posts.

Another Canberra mistake – this time from winger Blake Ferguson – put Gold Coast on the attack straight away in extra time and Bird calmly potted over the one-pointer.

Dugan’s also crocked.

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12 Responses to Raiders bomb in a squeaker at home to the Titans 23-22
#1
bulldog60011:19 pm, 02 Apr 11

that was absurd!
what the hell matt orford was doing knocking on the ball
we have not won a game since he has played and if Mcrone gets dropped instead of orford then Furner should resign as coach. they was pathetic and they never looked like winning just how they havent since their win over the sharks.
We drop so much ball and who is our dummy half? i counted 4 different players turning up to play dummy half.
3 wins to turn it around

#2
gazket11:31 pm, 02 Apr 11

why did the Raiders want to kick off 1st in extra time in the first place. Stupid decision right there

#3
willo2:57 am, 03 Apr 11

raiders=SHEILAS

#4
Tooks7:51 am, 03 Apr 11

They were very ordinary overall. Matt Orford has not played well this season and I don’t know why they put him in after the win against the Sharks.

Blake Ferguson (apart from the knock on that led to the field goal) was very good though. Great buy.

#5
Ian10:19 am, 03 Apr 11

Raiders look like they’ve joined the Brumbies in the race to the bottom of their respective competitions.

I don’t know what the Raiders do in the pre-season but every year they start like slugs.

#6
ConanOfCooma10:49 am, 03 Apr 11

Sharks Karma.

#7
The Great Bambino11:40 am, 03 Apr 11

Tooks said :

Blake Ferguson (apart from the knock on that led to the field goal) was very good though. Great buy.

Tooks is right.

Ferguson & also Vidot were our best players last night, but they were the only ones.

Forwards made no ground as the backs (Orford) were loading them up flat.

The Titans really pasted Dugan when he was put under the high ball and he was injured as a result. Ferguson stepped into the fullback roll and was exceptional, albeit that last error, but it was Orford across the game that cost us the 2 points not just that brainfart at the end.

I admit I absolutely loath Orford. Regardless of how Williams played in the first round the Raiders have always backed their young stars, and they should now.

We made no ground with the ball and the only times we did were when Orford wasn’t involved in the play. It appeared that whenever he got the ball an all mighty groan and resounding “NO” was emitted by the crowd.

Its time to bite the bullet and take ‘ol yeller out behind the shed and do what needs to be done.

#8
eh_steve12:47 pm, 03 Apr 11

Any suspect betting plunges?

#9
sb141:44 pm, 03 Apr 11

I suspect Canberra Stadium isn’t going to make too much of a profit this year

#10
Roadrage774:32 pm, 03 Apr 11

When a horse is lame they take it out back and shoot it. I assume the same rules apply to an Ox.

#11
johnboy4:58 pm, 03 Apr 11

Doesn’t appear to apply to the brumbies. More’s the pity!

#12
Ex Warrior8:23 pm, 03 Apr 11

Orford owes me $410!!!

After a shocking day on the punt I had a tenner on Tilse at 41 to 1 to score the last try.

Looks like a couple of weeks up at Logan to find some form is the only option for Ox!!!

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