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Late Roosters try sinks Knights hearts

The nib Newcastle Knights NRLW side have gone down to the Sydney Roosters 18-16 in Round 4 at Allianz Stadium on Sunday.

After a spirited second half performance including three unanswered tries, a late Roosters try on the stroke of full-time sunk Newcastle hearts.

The result is the side's first loss of the campaign, however the NRLW side remain in second spot on the competition ladder.

The match kicked off with the two teams level on six competition points and vying for top spot.

The Roosters would start fast scoring two tries inside the opening 10 minutes to move out to an early 10 point lead.

Making her NRLW debut in the centres, Emmanita Paki was strong in defence.

The match was fairly even in the stats department, however the Knights couldn't get across the stripe in the first 35.

Zehara Tamara kicked a penalty goal to take the scores to 12-0 just before the break.

The Knights came out determined to start the second half earning valuable metres in the middle of the park.

Their positive start was rewarded when Romy Teiztel climbed high to come down with the ball and score.

A Jesse Southwell kick found the forward and Romy twisted to plant the ball on the line.

Romy reaches for the sky

Newcastle were right back in the contest only five minutes later when Yasmin Clydsdale went over for her first try in Knights colours.

An excellent short ball from Caitlin Moran found the hard-running forward close to the line for the side's second of the afternoon.

Class from Clydsdale

The Knights were on top, and with nine minutes to play, we hit the lead.

Caitlan Johnston ran through a huge hole to score untouched and put the Knights in front.

Johnston puts the Knights in front

Jesse Southwell added the two to put us out to a 4 point lead.

With three minutes to play, Roosters centre Isabelle Kelly picked up a loose ball and ran the length for the home side.

The Roosters would hold on to their two point advantage for the victory.

The Knights will look to bounce back next Sunday when they battle the St George Illawarra Dragons on the Central Coast in the final round of the regular season.