Young Pups Make Successful Trip North
The young pups have made a successful trip north of the border with a 23-10 victory over the Gold Coast Titans this afternoon.
After trailing 10-4 at half-time, it was all the Bulldogs in the second half, running in three tries to claim the win.
Errors and penalties were the order of play through the early exchanges but the scoring started for the home side in the 17th minute. It was hooker Oshae Tuiasau who scooted out of dummy half and with the gap opening just slipped through to score. Captain Shaun Hudson couldn’t convert with the score staying at 4-nil.
14 minutes later the Bulldogs opened their account through centre Reubenn Rennie. Off the back of a penalty the side started their set deep in Titans territory and a simple shift to the left saw Rennie hit the line at pace and get the ball down to score. Keighran couldn’t convert with scores level at 4-all.
Six minutes before the break the home side broke the deadlock through interchange forward Daymeric Pelo. An error gifted the Titans possession and with the defence reeling Pelo burrowed his way under the defence to score under the posts. Hudson converted on this occasion giving the Titans a 10-4 lead at the half-time break.
The second stanza started in similar fashion to the first but from the 60th minute mark it was all the Bulldogs, running away with a 23-10 victory.
A 60th minute try to Marcelo Montoya started the run and with a Keighran conversion, scores were level at 10-all.
Seven minutes later halfback Guy Hamilton took the ball to the line, threw a dummy and slipped straight through and over to score. Keighran had his kicking boots on and converted again to put the young pups into the lead for the first time in the match, 16-10.
A smart play cam four minutes later when Hamilton opted for the shot at field goal and with the ball going straight between the posts, the lead was extended out to beyond a converted try, 17-10.
Interchange hooker Alex Sorge rubbed salt into the wound with seven minutes left on the clock and again with a Keighran conversion, the visitors had made a successful trip north, taking the two points back to Sydney with a 23-10 win.
BULLDOGS 23 (Rennie, Montoya, Hamilton, Sorge Tries; Keighran 3 Goals; Hamilton 1 Field Goal)
TITANS 10 (Tuiasau, Pelo Tries; Hudson Goal)