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Former Bulldogs enforcer Mark O’Meley has helped Wyong score an upset 32-18 win over his old club Canterbury in their VB NSW Cup round four battle at Lidcombe Oval.

Wyong took an early 12-0 lead before Bulldogs young front-rower Makahesi Makatoa did it all himself in the 25th minute busting out of a tackle 30 metres out from the tryline to score next to the sticks.

Krisnan Inu, another international player returning from injury, converted to reduce the margin to 12-6.
Both sides traded tries as Wyong headed into the sheds leading 18-10.

The Bulldogs reduced the deficit to four points in the 55th minute when Kayne Brennan scored in the corner.​

Wyong got some breathing space in the 61st minute when Roosplaymaker Darren Nicholls threw a long cut-out pass to his right winger Dale Clacherty to touch down in the corner.​

Five minutes later Cook Islands International Drury Low injected himself into the Bulldogs backline before throwing a lovely cut-out ball to replacement winger Levi Dodd and he raced around to improve the position for his goal-kicker. ​

A boilover looked on the cards in the 71st minute when Molanmade a bust 40 metres out before finding his five-eighth Todd Lewis backing up on the inside and he raced away to score left of the posts and give them a handy eight point buffer.

Five minutes from full-time, O’Meley ducked under a tackle to dive over from close range for the match winner against the club he won a premiership with almost a decade ago. Nicholls converted the try to make the final score 32-18.

This weekend the Roos will head to Ringrose Park to take on the Magpies while the Bulldogs head to Henson Park on Saturday in what is looming as a must win match for both the Dogs and the Jets.

Wyong Roos 32 (T Vailea, M Williams, S Boss, D Clacherty, T Lewis, M O’Meley tries; D Nicholls 4 goals) def. CanterburyBankstown Bulldogs 18 (E Murphy, K Brennan, L Dodd, MMakatoa tries; K Inu goal) at Belmore Sports Ground.

By Steve Greige

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