‘Dogs come from behind to win

THE CANTERBURY Bankstown Bulldogs have scored an epic win to come from behind to defeat Western Sydney rivals Parramatta Eels 22-18 in a thriller at Accor Stadium on Monday afternoon.

The Dogs were on the attack early, only thwarted from scoring the first try by a forward pass ruling.
Instead, it was the Eels who were first on the board but the Bulldogs hit back soon after however when Stephen Crichton, who was backing up from Origin duty, finished off a backline play and found open space to the line.
The next try came five minutes later to Blake Wilson, after he was set up by a nice flick pass from captain Crichton.
Leading 12-10 at the break, the Eels went further ahead early in the second half but the Bulldogs were finally able to post a second-half try after Connor Tracey sliced through.
Burton kicked the conversion to only trail 18-16 with just over 10 minutes remaining in the match, setting up a grand stand finish.
The win pushes up the Dogs into seventh place after three straight wins for the first time since 2019.
Bulldogs coach Cameron Ciraldo said he thought last week’s effort was gutsy but this was even better.
“(When we lost three players to injury and a sin bin), I just wanted to see us keep sticking to our process and we’ve trained for that,” he said.
“It was good to see all the work we’ve been doing under adversity paying off and we put ourselves in a decent position after 14 rounds.”
The Bulldogs have the bye ahead of taking on the Roosters in Round 16 at Industree Group Stadium Gosford from 5.30pm on Saturday, June 22.