The Bulldogs have this afternoon defeated the Parramatta Eels 32-24 this afternoon at ANZ Stadium. After trailing 18-12 at half-time the Bulldogs dominated the second half to register their second successive victory.


It was John Sila again who starred scoring four tries to back up his three he scored last week.


There was just the one change to the NYC starting side with James Ralphs coming into the starting side and David Minute going back to the interchange bench.


It wasnt an ideal start for the Bulldogs with Patrick Templeman kicking out on the full and gifting the Eels possession from the half-way line. The blue and golds didnt waste the chance and were able to go over for the opening try of the match. Five-eighth Mitchell Brasington was able to convert putting the Eels out to a 6-nil lead after just two minutes of play.


Five minutes later the Bulldogs answered back through fullback Templeman. An Eels mistake gave the Bulldogs the ball just 35m out from the Eels line. Just three plays into the set five-eighth Moses Mbye took the ball to the line and threw a cut-out ball to Templeman who went over. He couldnt convert his own try with the score now 6-4.


Two converted tries to the Eels in the 12th and 19th put them further in front. The first went to John Folau and the second to Isaiah Mosese that left the score at 18-4.


The Bulldogs were able to answer back with two tries of their own through wingers John Sila and Dylan Rintoul. Templeman couldnt convert either try with the score left at 18-12 after 29 minutes.


That was the score as the half-time siren went and both sides made their way to the rooms to be addressed by their respective Coaches.


Coach Andy Patmore must have got his message across with the Bulldogs totally dominating the second half and going on to record their second successive victory.


Four second half tries to the Eels one was the difference. It was down the left hand side that the Bulldogs caused their most damage with Sila and Wilson the benefactors.


The Bulldogs will travel to Melbourne next Thursday to take on the Storm looking to get their third victory in a row.


BULLDOGS (Sila 4, Templeman, Rintoul, Wilson Tries; Templeman 2 Goals) def. EELS 24


At: ANZ Stadium