80 Years Proud: 5 Tries for Newham
2015 marks the club's 80th year and throughout the season bulldogs.com.au will bring you the moments throughout the club's history that make us 80 years proud.
Edgar Newham 5 tries v Balmain Tigers, Semi Final 1942.
Gunner Edgar Newham (A.I.F.) played an outstanding part in Canterbury-Bankstown's minor premiership victory against Balmain at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.
Newham scored five splendid tries, showing a forcefulness that perhaps has never been excelled. Canterbury-Bankstown won by 26 points to 20.
It was a game packed with incidents. Balmain was the better team early and led 10-8 at halftime. Play was of a particularly high standard.
Newham's tries lifted the game to the plane it reached. On one occasion he caught the Balmain fullback, George Endycott, in possession, lifted him bodily and ran downfield with him until pushed over the line with him. The crowd of about 17,000 was just as surprised as the Balmain player.
There was another occasion when J. Bitas (Balmain) was tackled, lifted, and kept from forcing the ball over the Canterbury-Bankstown line by Jack Bonnyman and Bob Jackson. Referee O'Brien wrongly ruled a Balmain try, and as the kick succeeded, it meant five points at a vital time.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald