Lomax provided the assist for Mikaele Ravalawa’s winner in the 65th minute to give his team an 18-14 game winner.
The midfielder had tested himself earlier in the game, which led to his best performance, with Gould full of praise after the game.
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“Totally involved from the opening minute to the end, he did all the dirty tricks, he came out and supported his captains and ran the ball and he had a couple of big plays,” he said on the Nine news.
“He’s a real player, I don’t know why it didn’t go well for him at different times…
The Dragons got off to a stunning start when Tigers winger Junior Tupou hit Tyrell Sloan near the line in the first 10 minutes.
Despite going down early, the Dragons came back and scored against Sloan and Lomax, taking a 12-4 lead.
Tragedy struck when Sloan was sent to the bin in the 33rd minute, with Tupou and Apisai Koroisau scoring to put the Tigers 14-12 ahead at halftime.
Neither side could open the game in the second half until Lomax led the show with his flick pass – a trademark play from midfield, and he had already been scorned.
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Gould was horrified by this effort.and
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“That might be one of the best passes I’ve ever seen, it makes things happen Zac Lomax… It’s amazing,” he said.
Johns was also impressed with Lomax’s efforts and put his performance to “get more football”.
“They didn’t use Lomax, they weren’t used,” he said.
“I was talking to Paul McGregor who coached him, he said (he is) a good coach, with good character, the strongest in the team, you can play with him anywhere.”
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