Brisbane recruit Anthony Milford broke his duck to help the Broncos claim victory in Friday night’s NRL derby against Gold Coast.
Milford, under fire after a poor start to his career as a Bronco, scored a first-half double as Brisbane claimed a 26-16 win over the Titans.
Mitchell Dodds also picked up a double for the visitors as the Broncos secured their fourth win in a row.
The Titans, still searching for their first home win in 2015, began the game like a house on fire but couldn’t overcome some tough Broncos defence in the opening 20 minutes.
That defensive work was rewarded 25 minutes in when Milford crossed for his first try in Broncos colours following a break by Lachlan Maranta.
The 20-year-old made it five tries in three career games against the Titans six minutes later after chasing down his own grubber kick following a break by Jack Reed.
Despite their early dominance, the Titans could only post one try in the first half when Daniel Vidot’s drop 15m out from his own line allowed Anthony Don to cross just before halftime.
Dodds’ second just after the break put the Broncos three converted tries clear before the Titans mounted a late fightback.
Tries to David Mead and Ryan James brought them within striking distance going into the final 10 minutes but a late Corey Parker penalty halted the comeback and sent the Broncos home victorious.