The Bulldogs Harold Matthews Cup side (Under 16) were defeated 28-4 against a tough Parramatta side and despite the lopsided scoreboard, there was enough to suggest the side may well make some noise later in the season.
The Bulldogs scored first through Alvin Maungatti and could well have scored 4 more tries if not for poor ball control and some last ditch defence by the Eels in the first half. A late converted Parramatta try saw the Eels go in at half time with a 6-4 lead.
The second half was a different story though and the slick Parramatta side ran in four unanswered tries to run out 28-4 winners.
Best for the Bulldogs Harold Matthews Cup side were, Brandan Sua, Bilal Maarbani and Alvin Maungatti.
The SG Ball Cup side (Under 18) defeated competition heavyweights Parramatta 34-30 in a tight and highly entertaining game of Rugby League. The Bulldogs were behind for much of the game and it took two late tries, the last to Hakaraia Toi Toi with less than a minute on the clock to snatch a 34-30 victory.
Best for the Bulldogs SG Ball side were Lorima Sautu, Jordan Loto'Aniu and Hakaraia Toi Toi
With both Bulldogs Junior Rep teams well entrenched in the top eight, round 6 next week sees the Bulldogs travel to Redfern Oval to take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs with the Harold Matthews Cup kicking off @ 10:00am and SG Ball Cup @ 11:30am.
Harold Matthews Cup
Parramatta 28 defeated Bulldogs 4
Tries: Alvin Maungatti
SG Ball Cup
Bulldogs 34 defeated Parramatta 30
Tries: Halaraia Toi Toi (2), Michael Morgan, Ben Johns, Royce Hunt and Lorima Sautu
Goals: Brendan Cox (5)