Junior Representative Round 4 Update

The Bulldogs Harold Matthews Cup (Under 16) and SG Ball Cup (Under 18) squads travelled to a wet Brookvale Oval on Saturday to contest Round 4 of the Junior Representative competitions and both sides came away with tough wins.


The Bulldogs Harold Matthews Cup side led early through Aymen Masri who latched onto a deft Bilal Maarbani kick, but battled the conditions and lopsided penalty count to be down 16-6 at half time.


Both sides scored early in the second half and Manly led 22-10 through much of the second half.


With under 10 minutes to go, Adam Keighran stepped his way over to make the score 22-16.


The Bulldogs received one of their few penalties with 90 seconds on the clock and found their way deep in the Manly half where Thomas Harvey crashed over under the posts with three Manly defenders hanging on.


The win was Harold Matts fourth in a row leaving them equal first on the ladder.


Best for the Bulldogs Harold Matthews Cup side were, Bilal Maarbani, Will Kerr and Cajun Alaalatoa.


The Bulldogs SG Ball side also battled the conditions and penalty count in a tough 30-12 win over Manly.


Again the SG side scored early and both sides went tit for tat till half time where the Bulldogs led 14-12.


Manly dominated possetion and field position for the first 20 minutes of the second half, but the Bulldogs defence was magnificent.


On the back of their defence, the Bulldogs made it count in the last 15 minutes with 3 good tries, leaving coach Brad Henderson happy with his sides ability to battle through the tough moments in the second half.


Best for the Bulldogs SG Ball side were Ben Johns, Brendan Cox and Jordan Loto'Aniu


Scorers


Harold Matthews Cup


Bulldogs 22 defeated Manly 20


Tries: Bilal Maarbani, Aymen Masri, Adam Keighran and Thomas Harvey

Goals: Adam Keighran (3)


SG Ball Cup


Bulldogs 30 defeated Manly 12


Tries: Marcelo Montoya, Kyle Krisanski-Kennedy, Brendan Cox, Jake Kamire, Royce Hunt and Michael Morgan

Goals: Brendan Cox (2) and Liam OBrien