Canberra rocked the Vodafone Junior Warriors with two late tries to deny them their first win of the season in today's seventh-round NYC clash at GIO Stadium.
The Vodafone Junior Warriors were leading a tight contest 10-6 when the Raiders went ahead through loose forward Hudson Young and added another to surge to a match-winning 18-10 lead in the final moments.
There was time for one final strike from the Vodafone Junior Warriors through standoff Chanel Tavita-Harris but it was too late then to affect the outcome.
It was 20 minutes before they opened the scoring with a try to wing Mat Faitotoa, Canberra responding to hold a 6-4 advantage at the break.
The Vodafone Junior Warriors were back in front early in the second half when Joe Vuna's try converted by Kane Telea had them 10-6 in front.
There it stayed until the late stages when Canberra found a way to win the game leaving the Vodafone Junior Warriors still without a win this season.
GIO Stadium, Canberra
Canberra Raiders 18 (Kalani Going, Hudson Young, Emre Guler tries; Andre Niko 3 conversions).
Vodafone Junior Warriors 16 (Mat Faitotoa, Joe Vuna, Chanel Harris Tavita tries; Kane Telea 2 conversions).
Halftime: 6-4 Raiders.
Vodafone Junior Warriors | Lee Turner; Lewis Soosemea, Melino Fineanganofo, Kane Telea, Mat Faitotoa; Chanel Harris-Tavita, Paul Turner; Kenese Kenese, Erin Clark, Chris Sio; Joe Vuna, Preston Riki; Isaiah Papali'i (c). Interchange: Jerome Mamea, Tyler Slade, Soane Hufanga, Jordan Pinnock.