Dog day for blue and whites as Devils spark up

Jacob McMaster - Merimbula News 

The Merimbula-Pambula Bulldogs were handed a convincing loss at the hands of the Narooma Devils on Sunday, while the Hot Doggies came closer to their rivals. 

The first grade clash saw the hosts getting over the visiting Bulldogs 50-16, while the Hot Doggies maintained the strong She-Devils outfit to a 26-8 margin in the league-tag showdown. 

The Bulldogs’ youth provided plenty of speed around the fringes, but the Narooma Devils fought back with their own quick players to shut down several opportunities. 

With options out wide starting to get restricted, the Bulldogs were able to find some gaps through the middle with Ryan Becker getting over for a four pointer. 

Two other tries fell to Jamie Sinclair and Tom Taylor, but the Devils responded quickly and brutally. 

The hosts piled on nine tries in 80 minutes and cleared conversions on seven attempts. 

In the earlier women’s game, Skye Holmes landed both the Hot Doggies tries, while the reverse saw Narooma captain Jamie Anne Wright also scoring a double. 

The speedy Narooma fullback Lily Bennett also wreaked havoc finding the line to help the hosts get over their visitors. 

Despite the loss, the Hot Doggies held the Devils to a better margin than their sister club the Pink Panthers. 

The Pink Panthers went down 50-0. 


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