Dogs run rampant over young Eels
The Parramatta Eels NYC side has suffered a 58-22 loss to the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium tonight.
The two teams entered the match closely placed together in the middle of the table with both sides looking to climb up the ladder.
The Eels started the better of the two teams as they raced to an early 12-0 lead after 10 minutes when fullback Jacob Gagan set up Semi Radradra with a neat cut out pass to score on the left wing.
However, the Bulldogs quickly responded when Paul Carter stormed onto a Gerard McCallum ball to score next to the posts.
The Bulldogs scored again on the following set with a slick slight of hands down the left hand wing for John Sila to cross the line. Freddie Robinson converting to equal the scores after 16 minutes.
The Eels appeared to have the advantage when Bulldogs forward, David Klemmer was sin-binned for dissent.
Despite being reduced to 12 men on the field, the Bulldogs captured the lead. Carter bagged the double when he barreled his way over the try line from dummy half for the Bulldogs to take an 18-12 lead.
The Bulldogs added another try with Klemmer spending time in the bin. Tupou Sopoaga crashed over for a 24-12 lead at half time.
The Bulldogs then extended their lead just 5 minutes into the second half when captain Moses Mbye set up Edward Murphy for the converted try.
The Bulldogs took a commanding lead shortly after when David Minute scored. The Bulldogs converting to take a 36-12 lead with 30 minutes left.
Radradra scored a late consolation try in the final minute to bag a double.
The Eels will look to bounce back next week against the Raiders in Canberra next Sunday.