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Classic Match: Bulldogs demolish Magpies

In true premier style, Canterbury shook off it’s slow start to the season and went on a try scoring blitz, defeating the Western Suburbs Magpies 52-0 at Lidcombe Oval in round 13 of the 1985 season.

The Bulldogs were far superior in all aspects of the game, running in ten dazzling tries to reach the magical half century mark.

Centre Chris Mortimer started the landslide in the fourth minute when he took a neat inside pass from Terry Lamb to score near the posts.

The Bulldogs went further ahead three minutes later when Farrar bulldozed his way past three defenders to score in the corner.

The 22-year old’s three first half tries and his fourth, 10 minutes into the second half, were a result of some brilliant backline play.

Canterbury led 26 nil at the break, before piling on the points in the second half to notch up a half century against Wests and record a 52-0 victory.

Nine of Canterbury’s tries were scored through the outside backs as the Magpies struggled to contain the Bulldogs out wide.

Twenty-year-old Michael Hagan was the star of the day, setting up five tries with his clever passing game.

Bulldogs 52 (Farrar 4, P.Mortimer 2, C.Mortimer, Lamb, Sigsworth, Gearin tries: Gearin 6 goals)


Wests 0

Acknowledgement of Country

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respect and honour the Darug and Eora nations, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.