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Presser Points: Read what AOB had to say after our thrilling Rd 2 victory over the Warriors

nib Newcastle Knights Head Coach Adam O'Brien fronted the media after his team's thrilling come-from-behind victory against the Warriors on Friday night at Central Coast Stadium.

A late Hymel Hunt try was the difference after a tough affair in wet conditions.

Here is what the coach had to say:

AOB: Gutsy win, scintillating Best and looking ahead


The Knights left it until the death to come away with the two points in Gosford.

The match was hard-fought with both teams completing highly and the Warriors taking the lead in the latter stages of the second half.

Coach O'Brien praised his outfit for their resilience to fight back and post back-to-back victories.

“We showed a lot of grit," O'Brien said.

“I’m not massive on stats, but I think there was around 120 more tackles (we made). That is a lot of set of sixes and a lot of them in a row on our own try-line.

"I think we were over 90% completions and we spoke about that in the early rounds, that is what gets you the result."

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Bradman Best was instrumental in the victory with two key try-assists including setting up the winner for Hymel Hunt.

The 19-year-old also produced a stunning flick pass for Hunt's first try in the early parts of the second half.

O'Brien said he was elated for the young centre.

“We’re really fortunate to keep him long-term," O'Brien said.

“He’s hard to handle and got great skill.

“What you see out there and how focused he looks, that’s how he rolls in on a Monday. Very determined young man and I’m real fortunate to be able to coach him.

“When we needed to find a try, he was in the conversation to get the ball too."

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With two wins on the board, the Knights are off to the perfect start to the season.

With several key players still sidelined, the youngsters pulled their weight in a thorough team performance in Round 2.

O'Brien said the team still has to keep working hard and is excited to have the full squad at his disposal.

“We’ve got a lot of quality to come back," O'Brien said.

“There is five guys that are missing from this team that I would dare say make the 17.

“What we’ve got in there now is a young group that are hungry to just keep fighting every day.

Brilliant Best sets up Hunt for match winner