By Alex Hrissis
St George Illawarra Dragons emerged victorious over the Bulldogs with a 28-14 win to earn their second victory of the season.
Both teams were evenly matched in the first half with both teams attacking well but it was the home team who took an early lead after Jackson Ford collected a loose ball and placed it down calmly to get his first try of the game.
Bulldogs responded soon after with their first try of the game after a smooth succession of passes led to Connelly Leumelo getting himself a try.
The Saints got themselves one more try before the break after a long pass found Jonus Pearson and the try was converted to extend their lead.
Canterbury replied quickly by scoring two tries in four minutes to take a lead of 10-14 at half time.
The Dragons scored the first try in the second half with some excellent passes finding Lachlan Maranta to level the scores at 14-14.
The Saints took the lead after fullback Tristan Sailor kicked the ball over the Bulldogs’ defence and found its way to Shaun Sauni-Esau who put the ball on the try line with ease.
The home side then scored another two tries in 10 minutes to extend their lead to 28-14, with Shaun Sauni-Esau and Jackson Ford collecting their second tries of the game.
The final score finished at 28-14 with St George Illawarra getting the win over Canterbury and thus securing their second win of the season.
Jackson Ford spoke to nswrl.com.au following the match,
“We’re all pretty happy with the win, after a tough start at the beginning of the season it’s great to get the two wins back to back."