NYC MATCH REPORT: Bulldogs 40 v Broncos 20
Friday 24 May 2013 6:52 PM
The Bulldogs NYC side have tonight registered their sixth victory of the year defeating the Broncos 40-20 at ANZ Stadium.
It was seven tries to five but the boot of Patrick Templeman was on tonight with the fullback converting six out of seven.
Coach Andy Patmore made a couple of changes to his side that was named earlier in the week with Dylan Rintoul and Luke Vella being ruled out, it was Tommy Backhouse who was brought in to make his first NYC appearance for the year and Robbie Kamoto also brought on to the interchange bench.
It was a perfect start to the match for the young pups crossing for three tries in the opening 14 minutes of play. The first came in just the fourth minute of play through Captain Moses Mbye. It was a smart piece of play from the back with the ball going through the hands of fullback Patirck Templeman, winger John Sila and Mbye.
The second was scored by Holden Cup debutant Tommy Backhouse who used great strength to crash over out in the north-western corner. The third was very similar but more up the middle with back rower Danny Fualalo proving too big and strong for the opposition.
Templeman converted all three to give the Bulldogs an ideal 18-nil start.
The next period of play was all the Queenslanders with the Broncos answering back with three tries of their own. It was the boot that proved to be the difference with Broncos halfback Ashley Taylor only able to convert one from three with the score 18-14 after 32 minutes of play.
As half-time approached with the match in the balance it was try-scoring machine John Sila who added to his tally in the 35th minute. With the ball loose out the back, Sila picked it up and wound up to knock over the two defenders in his way before planting the ball down to registers his 18th four-pointer.
Again Templeman didn’t let anybody down converting to send the Bulldogs to the break leading 24-14.
The second-half saw the Bulldogs come out barking once more with halfback Jaelen Feeney scoring in the 47th minute off the back of a Robbie Kamoto break. Templeman converted to extend the lead out to 30-14.
Soon after the Bulldogs extended the lead and with it almost guaranteed victory through Templeman. He converted his own try to make it 36-14.
The Broncos answered back with a try to Jai Arrow in the 65th minute which was converted by Taylor to close the gap but it was winger Sila who had the last laugh crossing for his 19th try of the season in the 70th minute to get the lead out to 20 points, 40-20.
That’s how the match stayed for the remaining 10 minutes with the Bulldogs registering their sixth victory of the season.
BULLDOGS 40 (Sila 2, Mbye, Backhouse, Fualalo, Feeney, Templeman Tries; Templeman 6 Goals)
Broncos 20 (Capewell, Nikoriwa, Palau, Arrow Tries: Taylor 2 Goals)