Last-minute try snatches win from the Panthers

After three years absent of a win at Pepper Stadium, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs bucked the trend with an exciting win over the Penrith Panthers on Thursday. In front of an 11,125 attendance, Moses Mbye’s eightieth minute try followed by a Kerrod Holland conversion won the game 18-16.

Kerrod Holland an exciting prospect for the Bulldogs

Kicking the math-winning conversion on debut is a moment the 23-year old centre will never forget. After converting Moses Mbye’s earlier try in the sixtieth minute, Holland was provided the opportunity to do it again, but in the eightieth minute. Despite, in the first-half, being caught in possession on the 6th tackle twice – the Hunter local made up with a solid second-half where he was consistent in little errors.

Moses Mbye a crucial part of the Bulldogs side in 2016

After having slippery hands early in the game on two ocassions, where his fumbles resulted in penalties to the opposition, Moses Mbye managed to turn things around with another brilliant performance for 2016. Three line breaks, one conversion and two tries (including the winning one) went to Mbye’s name on Thursday night in an explosive game for the five-eighth. Now his third year in the NRL, the 22-year old is coming into his own at the Bulldogs and has started this season like no other, watch this space.

Jamie Soward on track to lead in NRL points scored in 2016

Consistency has, and is still, a driving factor behind Soward’s ability to amass tens of points in weeks for the Panthers. Already on fourteen points for this season after scoring over a hundred last season, the halfback is on track for a big year. During the clash against the Bulldogs, his points came courtesy of two penalty goals and two conversions. In addition, his kicking game off the tee was important on Thursday with multiple grubber kicks being made at crucial moments over the night.

IN THE SHEDS

Aidan Tolman of the Bulldogs left play in the thirty-fifth minute after failing a concussion test.

Panthers fullback Dean Whare was taken from the field in the fifty-ninth minute with a calf injury.

FINAL SCORE

Penrith Panthers 16
Tries: Peta Hiku, Sam McKendry
Goals: Jamie Soward 4

 

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 18
Tries: Moses Mbye 2,
Goals: Moses Mbye, Kerrod Holland 2