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No stopping the Bulldogs

PUBLISHED: 17:54 04 June 2008 | UPDATED: 12:49 11 August 2010

Bulldogs 76 Cambridge 8 BULLDOGS superb start to the season continued with another thumping win. Spirited Cambridge were simply brushed aside by the Dagenham-based team, but it merely prompted a warning from their hard-to-please coach Kevin Reith. We wer

Bulldogs 76 Cambridge 8

BULLDOGS superb start to the season continued with another thumping win.

Spirited Cambridge were simply brushed aside by the Dagenham-based team, but it merely prompted a warning from their hard-to-please coach Kevin Reith.

"We were shocking at times," slammed the coach. "We must have lost the ball on the first tackle about nine times during the game and if we do that against a better team, we are going to get stuffed."

Cambridge were never likely to trouble the Bulldogs, even though Reith made five changes from last week's team.

Once more they started like an express train with skipper Ray Luggeri nipping in after five minutes before Paul Hyder, Reece Barney and Graham Bailey added further tries, converted by Tom Claridge.

Bailey notched his second touchdown, but not before Cambridge had pulled one back, though that proved merely a blip for the Bulldogs.

Debut boy Danny Lewis, 16, scored in the corner and when full back Paul Jabbour broke through for another, the half time score was 40-4.

The real handling mistakes came in the second half, but the tries still rattled in.

Claridge nipped in, Bailey completed his hat-trick and Luggeri grabbed a second before Jabbour raced in from 50 metres out.

The Bulldog scoring was completed by man of the match David North and finally Michael Swaine and Lewis with his second.

This Saturday, Reith's team travel to Greenwich for what should be a bigger test.


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