Lachlan Lewis kicks the Bulldogs to victory over Warriors

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Caterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 27 defeat New Zealand Warriors 26.
Match Review:
The Bulldogs came into this game with nothing but pride and passion to play for, while the Warriors came to ANZ with two things in mind, and that's a win giving them a safe birth into the 2018 finals series, but also a shot at a top 4 finish come the end of the regular season.
It was a sloppy start by the Bulldogs as some early pressure put upon themselves resulted in the opening try of the game to the Warriors. Warriors half Shaun Johnson was able to work his magic by sending Gerard Beale over for an early lead for the visitors.
The Bulldogs were able to get the rely just 10 minutes later when a solo effort by Adam Elliott saw him barge his way over the Warriors line to get the Bulldogs up and running. Only a few minutes later the Bulldogs were able to grab a second try and the lead when Reimis Smith also used his skills to go over based off some individual brilliance on an attacking set.
A quick reply by the Warriors put the Bulldogs fire out as a break down field and a well fought team try was sealed by captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck who backed up in support to grab the 4 pointer. However just like the try before, it was quickly over done when Bulldogs young gun Lachlan Lewis was there in support of a fast break created by Josh Morris, and the young half was able to go over and give the Bulldogs a 20-12 half time lead.
The Warriors were able to open the half up in a perfect style as a set piece attacking set on the Dogs line saw superstar winger David Fusitu'a dive over in the corner. Just like the first half though, the tennis match continued as both teams went back and forth in a shot for shot game. Bulldogs centre Josh Morris scored off a tap back by his brother Brett who went up for an attacking bomb which extended the Bulldogs lead once again, however a David Fusitu'a double courtesy of a beautiful Shaun Johnson cut out pass put an end to an exciting opening 20 minutes of the second half.
The final 20 minutes of the game slowed down compared to the opening 60 minutes as both teams went back and forth. Warriors utility Peta Hiku ran the ideal support off a line break and was able to go over next to the posts to tie the game in the final 5 minutes.
A massive field goal kicked by birthday boy Lachlan Lewis was the nail in the coffin for the Warriors as the Bulldogs held on to win by a single point and gain a much needed boost in the wooden spoon battle. The loss for the Warriors saw any chance of a top 4 finish die, and with two big games to come, they were able to keep the Tigers alive in the 2018 finals race.
Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs:
20' Adam Elliott (Try)
21' Rhyse Martin (Conversion)
24' Reimis Smith (Try)
25' Rhyse Martin (Conversion)
38' Rhyse Martin (Penalty Goal)
39' Lachlan Lewis (Try)
40' Rhyse Martin (Conversion)
51' Josh Morris (Try)
53' Rhyse Martin (Conversion)
78' Lachlan Lewis (Field Goal)
New Zealand Warriors:
10' Gerard Beale (Try)
11' Shaun Johnson (Conversion)
30' Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Try)
31' Shaun Johnson (Conversion)
48' David Fusitu'a (Try)
56' David Fusitu'a (Try)
75' Peta Hiku (Try)
76' Shaun Johnson (Conversion)


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