Canterbury Bulldogs 28
Tries: 5- Pritchard x2, Jackson, B. Morris & Rona
Goals: Hodkinson 4/5
Field Goals: Nil
Parramatta Eels 4
Field Goals: Nil
Canterbury Bulldogs ended Parramatta’s winning streak last night, beating them at home 28-4 in front of 17,082 fans.
James Graham thought he started off the game brilliantly scoring in the second minute but was found offside.
Following the first 15 minutes, six penalties were counted for both teams as they were both forcing mistakes.
In the 19th minute Trent Hodkinson found himself run straight through the Parramatta’s defence and Frank Pritchard was able to score the first points of the night for the Bulldogs. Hodkinson successfully added the extra two points to allow Bulldogs to lead 6-0.
In the 29th minute David Gower found his tackle strangely put on report after a ‘high’ shot on Brett Morris.
In the 34th minute Brett Morris showed off his skill by reading Parramatta’s play very well and saving a Radradra try.
Brett Morris’ attempt to save Radradra from scoring was not enough to stop him as two minutes late, he showed off his talent and went over the line in the corner for Parramatta.
At half time the Bulldogs were just holding on to the lead 6-4.
The Bulldogs started off exactly how they would’ve wanted to as Pritchard was over the line again in the 46th minute. Hodkinson extended their lead to 12-4.
Bulldogs continued to dominate and five minutes later Josh Jackson was able to run straight through Parramatta’s poor defence to score a four pointer for his team. Hodkinson impressed again with his good form, converting to extend their lead out to 24-4.
Nothing seemed to be going right for Parramatta as Danny Wicks, Corey Norman and David Gower were taken from the field with injuries. Danny Wicks suffering a shoulder injury that requires surgery, Corey Norman suffering a PCL injury and David Gower suffering a knee injury.
Curtis Rona finished off the job for the Bulldogs, flirting with the sideline and incredibly staying in the field of play scoring in the 79th minute.
Bulldogs got the job done and beat their rivals (the Eels) 28-4.
Nothing But League’s Man of the Match- Bulldogs: Curtis Rona