Falcons snatch thrilling win
Tries from Storm youngsters Curtis Scott and Nelson Asofa-Solomona helped the Sunshine Coast Falcons to a comeback win over Northern Pride on Sunday.
The Falcons overturned a 14-point halftime deficit to snatch the 25-24 win thanks to a field goal from Ryley Jacks with five minutes to play.
Jacks also opened the scoring with the first try of the game before Pride hit back a minute later.
Northern Pride then scored three of the next four tries to take a 24-10 lead into halftime.
Storm youngster Curtis Scott then put the Falcons on the front foot when he crossed the line two minutes after the restart.
His effort was soon followed up and when Matt Grieve, who spent much of the summer training with Storm’s NRL squad, scored in the 52nd minute the comeback was well and truly on with playmaker Ben Hampton playing an influential role.
Nelson Asofa-Solomona then crossed for the Falcons fifth try as Patrick Hollis slotted the conversion to level the scores.
Re-enter Jacks who cooly stepped up in the 75th minute to slot the field goal and give new coach Craig Ingebrigtsten a winning start to life on the Sunshine Coast.
Storm players involved: Curtis Scott, Richie Kennar, Tony Tumusa, Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Joe Stimson, Ben Hampton
Sunshine Coast Falcons 25
Tries: Matthew Grieve 2, Ryley Jacks, Curtis Scott, Nelson Asofa-Solomona
Goals: Patrick Hollis 2, Ryley Jacks field goal)
Northern Pride 24
Tries: Jared Allen, Linc Port, Shaun Hudson, Jack Svendsen tries;
Goals: Khan Ahwang 4
at Sunshine Coast Stadium.