Craig Bellamy admits the Storm "were lucky to win" their clash with Canterbury at AAMI Park on Sunday.
The unbeaten Storm trailed the Dogs by two converted tries and didn't claim control of the round-four clash until Cameron Munster ran over untouched with 12 minutes remaining to give them their first lead of the match.
The Bulldogs still had the chance to force extra time, but Rhyse Martin's late conversion attempt was well wide as the Storm held on for a fourth consecutive win to start the season.
Bellamy was happy to claim the two points, but said the result could have easily gone the other way.
"We were pretty lucky to get the win," Bellamy said.
"Where we won the game was that we 'out-completed' them in the second half.
"I don't think we did a whole heap wrong, although some of our defence was out at times. But you have to give a lot of credit to the Bulldogs and how they played and how energetic they were."
The victory means the Storm are the last unbeaten side in the Telstra Premiership and move two points clear at the top of the ladder.
While Bellamy has been pleased with the Storm's start to the season, he wouldn’t be drawn on how far his team can go this year.
"We have got off to a good start and we just want to make sure we continue to do the things we are doing well and improve the areas we want to improve,” he said.
"It's still early, but we are reasonably happy with what we've done so far."
The Storm's attention now turns to Townsville, with Bellamy's side facing a five-day turnaround for a tricky away clash against the Cowboys on Friday night.
Bellamy noted the strong form of the Storm's squad players with their feeder teams this campaign and hinted at the possibility of some changes being made for the trip north.
Just whether that includes a recall for Josh Addo-Carr remains to be seen, after the star winger missed Sunday's clash to be alongside his sick grandfather in Sydney.
"To travel to Townsville on a five-day turnaround might be a little bit too much for him," Bellamy said of Addo-Carr.
"So it will be a wait and see. We are all thinking of Josh and his family."
Sign up for a free NRL Account to access this video and other exclusive content.
Already have an NRL Account?
Not sure? Learn more about NRL Account