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Junior Reps Round 2 Results: Year young players impress in Harold Matts fixture

Round two of the junior representative season has concluded with both the Harold Matthews and Tarsha Gale Cup teams suffering defeats.

Meanwhile, the SG Ball match between the Bulldogs and Victoria Thunderbolts was cancelled due to Victoria going into a stage-four restrictions five-day snap lockdown due to COVID.

Both teams were given one point each as a result of the cancelled fixture.

Tarsha Gale

The Bulldogs Tarsha Gale Cup team suffered an 18-8 loss to the Cronulla Sharks on Friday night. The girls started very well by playing positive football and scored the opening try of the match, but a change in the conditions forced a number of errors and the team struggled to play wet weather football. The basic errors gave the Sharks opportunities to take advantage of the Bulldogs mistakes and put points on the board. To the girls credit, they played with more intent than last week, were more physical than last week and forced enough errors out of the homeside to win the match, however inexperience at crucial times proved the difference between winning and losing. It was a much improved performance from the week before and the team will take plenty away from the result having showed they can compete with the top sides in the competition when they complete with the football.

Tarsha Gale Cup Highlights: Round 2 v Cronulla Sharks

Harold Matthews

The Bulldogs Harold Matthews team suffered a 16-14 defeat to the Central Coast Roosters. The Dogs trailed by 10 points at halftime and both teams scored three tries a piece, but goal kicking proved the difference in the end. The momentum of the game changed at various times during the game, but the Roosters were more consistent with their ball control and end to sets which ultimately delivered them their second victory of the season. Overall, the Bulldogs had too many errors to get the result they needed. Some positive signs for the club were several year young players had their first taste of rep football and showed they were not out of their depth.

Harold Matthews Highlights: Round 2 v CC Roosters

Meanwhile, the North Coast Bulldogs defeated Northern Rivers Titans 32-0 and the the Northern Tigers suffered a 20-0 loss to the Central Coast Roosters in the Andrew Johns Cup, while the North Coast Bulldogs claimed a 22-12 win over the Northern River Titans and the Northern Tigers went down to the Central Coast Roosters 22-4 in the Laurie Daley Cup.

Upcoming Fixtures: Junior Representative Round 3

Grade Opponent Date Time Location
Tarsha Gale Cup Wests Tigers Saturday February 20 10am Leichhardt Oval
Harold Matthews Balmain Tigers Saturday February 20 11.30am Leichhardt Oval
SG Ball Balmain Tigers Saturday February 20 1pm Leichhardt Oval