‘Dogs show teeth again

CANTERBURY Bankstown Bulldogs winger Josh Addo-Carr scored a hat-trick in the second half to give his side the lead, but Melbourne found a way back and snatched the 16-14 victory at AAMI Park on Friday.

The Storm scored first and the Bulldogs looked to hit back in the 12th minute, however the try was denied and Melbourne took a 10-0 lead into the break.
After Connor Tracey came up with a play to get the Dogs out of danger, the visitors were finally on the board when Addo-Carr landed his first try for the season.
The ‘Foxx’ then crossed for another, putting his side back in the contest 10-10 with 14 minutes to play.
Just five minutes later the Bulldogs hit the lead when Addo-Carr made it a hat-trick thanks to a perfect ball from Matt Burton.
Despite being outplayed, the Storm switched on when it mattered most and stole back the lead with five minutes to play and kept it.
Bulldog Viliame Kikau picked up where he left off last week, putting his hand up for six runs and two line break assists in the first half.
Rookie Baliey Hayward entered the fray in the 30th minute to make his NRL debut, finishing the match with 23 tackles and 3 runs.
Bulldogs coach Cameron Ciraldo said he couldn’t be prouder.
“Everyone can see how the boys are playing, how committed they are,” he said.
“What we can take away [from this] is a whole lot of belief because there’s a lot of things that we’re doing that are working.”
The Bulldogs return to Accor Stadium to host the Knights for a Sunday afternoon showdown from 2pm.
Other results: The Knock On Effect NSW Cup, Bulldogs 26 d Raiders 20; Jersey Flegg Cup, Bulldogs 38 d Raiders 12; and UNE SG Ball Cup, Bulldogs 42 d Eels 10.