Wests Tigers have finally ended their run of Golden Point defeats with a 27-26 victory over the North Queensland Cowboys on Friday thanks to a field goal from Benji Marshall.

Not since 2012 when Robbie Farah stepped up to win a 15-14 game over the Gold Coast Titans had Wests Tigers prevailed in Golden Point, with a heartbreaking streak of six consecutive defeats in extra time following since that date.

But, thanks to Marshall and the determination shown by Chris Lawrence to put the side in position to take the shot, that run came to an end on Friday night.

It was a back-and-forth night for the visitors who looked on course to record a comfortable victory over the Cowboys when they opened up an 18-0 lead early on.

 
 
 
 
 
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These are my guys👊🏾 @nrl_weststigers . Winning ugly is still winning . I love my club 🐯 home to my whanau now ❤️. #morethanjustagame #happytogetthe2points #gottabebetter

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Errors and ill-discipline allowed the home side back in to the contest, however, with North Queensland fighting their way back to level the match midway through the second half, before sensationally taking the lead with 10 minutes remaining.

Seemingly down and out having squandered a big lead, Maguire's men showed terrific resilience to stay in the contest and claw their way back, before holding their nerve to claim their first Golden Point victory since 2012.


WESTS TIGERS IN GOLDEN POINT

  • Round 2, 2004 — South Sydney Rabbitohs 17 def. Wests Tigers 16
  • Round 19, 2006 — Canberra Raiders 20 def. Wests Tigers 18
  • Round 3, 2007 — Parramatta Eels 22 def. Wests Tigers 20
  • Round 5, 2007 — Wests Tigers 14 def. Cronulla Sharks 12
  • Round 22, 2007 — Sydney Roosters 26 def. Wests Tigers 22
  • Round 22, 2010 — South Sydney Rabbitohs 34 def. Wests Tigers 30
  • Qualifying Final, 2010 — Sydney Roosters 19 def. Wests Tigers 15
  • Round 13, 2011 — Wests Tigers 17 def. Newcastle Knights 16
  • Round 9, 2012 — Wests Tigers 15 def. Gold Coast Titans 14
  • Round 24, 2012 — Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 23 def. Wests Tigers 22
  • Round 26, 2015 — St. George-Illawarra Dragons 32 def. Wests Tigers 30
  • Round 7, 2016 — Melbourne Storm 19 def. Wests Tigers 18
  • Round 3, 2018 — Brisbane Broncos 9 def. Wests Tigers 7
  • Round 4, 2019 — Penrith Panthers 9 def. Wests Tigers 8
  • Round 14, 2019 — Wests Tigers 27 def. North Queensland Cowboys 26