Bulldogs NYC Run Over Raiders
Saturday 17 August 2013 12:47 PM
The Bulldogs NYC side have today recorded their second biggest winning margin ever with a 62-12 victory over the first placed Canberra Raiders in the nation’s capital.
It was 11 tries to two and the win was set-up in the opening 40 minutes with the Bulldogs running in eight of those tries and going to the sheds at the break with a 44-nil lead.
Coach Andy Patmore made just one change to the side with Michael Morgan dropping out of the side and David Minute starting from the interchange bench.
In cool conditions the Bulldogs came out hot and played their best opening 40 minutes of the season taking it to the competition leaders from the outset.
The opening half saw the young pups run in eight tries with fullback Patrick Templeman and winger Dujuan Liolevave both crossing for two tries each throughout the half.
The blue and whites opened their account after just two minutes of play through prop forward Josh Vaartjes and continued to cross regularly throughout the half with the scoreboard ticking over as regularly as the time clock.
As leader, Templeman led from the back and added six conversions from eight attempts to his points tally as the Bulldogs went to the break leading 44-nil.
The fullback was in everything, trailing players, assisting where he could which was great to see.
Patmore would have been impressed with his chargers at the break but would’ve wanted them to come out in the second half and continue in the same enthusiasm and commitment that they had shown in the first half.
That they did, with halfback Jaelen Feeney crossing in the 42nd minute for the Bulldogs ninth try of the afternoon. Templeman converted and with that brought up the half century for the young pups.
The next period of play saw the Raiders get themselves on to the score sheet for the first time in the 45th minute and then managed to cross for their second just five minutes later. Both were converted by their halfback Jordan Worboys, leaving the home side trailing 50-12 at the time.
The joy was short-lived for the Raiders with the Bulldogs crossing for two further tries in the match to record a 62-12 victory. It was Templeman and then Feeney who both registered their hat-tricks of tries each for the afternoon.
The Bulldogs now jump into second position on the ladder but the Roosters have the opportunity to get back into that spot when they take on the Tigers on Monday. At worst the Bulldogs will enter Round 23 in third position.
Some key stats from the match were:
• Templeman broke his own points scoring record with the fullback scoring 30 pts (previous record 26 pts)
• 80% completion rate (33/41)
• ran 1529m with the ball (Raiders 1110m)
• made 12 linebreaks (Raiders 3)
• made 201 tackles (Raiders 241)
• 15 missed tackles (Raiders 37)
• 9 errors (Raiders 13)
• 12 offloads (Raiders 10)
BULLDOGS 62 (Templeman 3, Feeney 3, Liolevave 2, Vaartjes, Lane, Carter Tries; Templeman 9 Goals)
RAIDERS 12 (Mogo, Reuben Tries; Worboys 2 Goals)
At: Canberra Stadium