Falcons defeat Norths with late field goal

The Sunshine Coast Falcons defeated Norths 23 points to 22 at Sunshine Coast Stadium thanks to a 79th minute field goal to Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Papenhuyzen opened the scoring after 7 minutes with a penalty goal.

Justin Olam scored the games first try doing so at the 22 minute mark wit Papenhuyzen converting.

Namila Davui scored a try at 36 minutes to put Norths on the board.

The visitors scored three tries to two in the second half until Jacob Hind crossed in the corner at 71 minutes. Scores tied at 22.

The next eight minutes were tense with both teams attempting to score the match winning point.

At the 79th minute the Falcons set up Papenhuyzen about 20 metres out not quite in front. The resulting shot sailed through to give the home side the result.

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